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The best known songs of the Crystals' --  a quintet originally consisting of Barbara Alston (b. 1945), Dee Dee Kennibrew (b. 1945), Mary Thomas (b. 1946), Patsy Wright, and Myrna Gerard, which later included Dolores "La La" Brooks (b. 1947) -- including "He's a Rebel," "Uptown," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Then He Kissed Me," and "There's No Other Like My Baby," are among some of the finest examples of what rock and roll had to offer in the period before the British Invasion. The group was organized by Benny Wells while they were still in high school and went on to record songs by Phil Spector as well as Brill Building songwriters Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin.

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