Mary Weiss

Mary WeissMARY WEISS, former lead singer of the Shangri-Las, was fifteen years old when she and her sister Elizabeth (Betty) began singing with identical twins Margie and Mary Ann Ganser in their Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York, as students at Andrew Jackson High School. They soon came to the attention of George "Shadow" Morton and shot into the charts with massive hits on the Red Bird label including "Remember (Walking In The Sand)," "Leader Of The Pack," "Give Him A Great Big Kiss," "I Can Never Go Home Anymore," "Give Us Your Blessings" and "Out In The Streets."

The Shangri-Las gave a voice to real teenagers, with Mary's explosive lead vocals delivering emotion-packed melodramas that made them one of the most consistently exciting groups of the day.

In 2007, backed by the Reigning Sound, Mary recorded "Dangerous Game," her first album of new material since 1965 for Norton Records, with Billy Miller and Greg Cartwright producing. Dangerous Game includes songs written by Greg Cartwright, John Felice, Andy Shernoff, Billy Miller and more.

Mary is now performing with her new band: Dennis Diken (Smithereens), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Cracker), Richard X. Heyman (Doughboys et al.), and Dave Amels (Reigning Sound et al.)"

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