But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
An Oral History of the ’60s Girl Groups
Featuring over 300 hours of new interviews with 100+ subjects, an oral history of the girl groups (such as The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas) that redefined the early 1960s
The girl group sound, made famous and unforgettable by acts like The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas, took over the airwaves by capturing the mix of innocence and rebellion emblematic of America in the 1960s. But Will You Love Me Tomorrow: An Oral History of The 60’s Girl Groups weaves together over 300 hours of interviews with more than 100 subjects that made the music, from the singers to the songwriters; to their agents, managers, and sound engineers; and even to the present-day celebrities inspired by their lasting influence. As songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Then He Kissed Me," and "Be My Baby" rose to the top of the charts, girl groups cornered the burgeoning post-war market of teenage rock and roll fans, indelibly shaping the trajectory of pop music in the process. While the songs are essential to the American canon, many of the artists remain all but anonymous to most listeners. But Will You Love Me Tomorrow tells a national coming-of-age story that gives particular insight into the experiences of the female singers and songwriters who created the movement, and further aims to help the women to get proper credit for their contributions.