Christine, Dorothy, and Phyllis McGuire began singing together in the mid-1930’s before they had turned 10 years old. They would go on to place 32 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, 1954-1966, including two that reached number one.
The Moonglows had topped the BILLBOARD Rhythm & Blues Chart in 1954 with the song “Sincerely.” Like many white artists at the time, The McGuire Sisters covered the song and had the biggest hit of their career as it topped all three BILLBOARD Charts, sold a million copies, ranked as the number two song of the year, and the number three ranked song, 1955-1959.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 2/12/55 – 6 weeks at number one.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – 2/12/55 – 10 weeks at number one.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – 3/5/55 – 7 weeks at number one.
It was a performance that was typical of the pre-rock and roll era. THe harmononies were impeccable on their pure pop rendition. THe McGuire Sisters would retire in 1968 but would re-unite upon occasion. THey also performed for five Presidents of the United States. Dorothy passed away in September of 2012.