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Girl group the Pixies Three were formed in Hanover, PA in 1957 by schoolmates Debbie Swisher and Kaye McCool; after a few months of singing as a duo, they recruited third vocalist Midge Bollinger and began developing the lovely three-part harmonies that distinguished their subsequent hits. After years of performing at local parties and social gatherings, in 1962 the Pixies Three signed to Mercury, and under producers John Madara and David White scored their first hit with "Birthday Party," which reached the Billboard Top 40 in the summer of 1963. In the wake of the follow-up, the double-sided "442 Glenwood Avenue"/"Cold Cold Winter," Bollinger left the trio, and was replaced by Bonnie Long for 1964's minor hit "Gee." "It's Summertime U.S.A." was the Pixies Three's last hit, and the group disbanded in 1965; after issuing a solo single, the Boom label release "You're So Good to Me," Swisher replaced Peggy Santiglia as the lead vocalist of the Angels, cutting four singles for RCA before again going solo in 1968. In 1991, Swisher, McCool, and Long re-formed the Pixies Three to perform at their high-school reunion; not only did they play many more live dates in the years to follow, but in 1995 they also recorded a new studio album, Now and Then. ~ Jason Ankeny
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The Pixies Three

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    Popularity
  2.   Birthday Party
  3.   Cold, Cold Winter
  4.   Orphan Boy
  5.   Party Lights
  6.   Your Way
  7.   The Hootch
  8.   Gee
  9.   422 Glenwood Avenue
  10.   Summertime U.S.A.
  11.   Brand New Boy
  12.   16 Candles
  13.   Something Beautiful
  14.   Love Walked in
  15.   I'm Torn
  16.   Party, Party, Party
  17.   Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
  18.   After the Party
  19.   Love Me, Love Me
  20.   Walcome to the Party
  21.   House Party
  22.   442 Glenwood Avenue
  23.   That's Why I Love My Guy
  24.   Our Love

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