The Lennon Sisters are an American vocal group initially consisting of four of the six sisters from a family of 11 siblings—6 girls, 5 boys: Dianne Barbara, Peggy, Kathy, and Janet.
For thirteen years, from 1955 – 1968, the group appeared regularly on The Lawrence Welk Show, receiving union scale wages. Although the original quartet was composed of the eldest sisters, in 1999, younger sister Mimi replaced Peggy upon her retirement. Dianne has also since retired. The current line-up of the Lennon Sisters is now a trio consisting of Mimi, Janet and Kathy. They continue to tour around the country and appear annually with their Christmas show at The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
The Lennon Sisters were 2001 inductees of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
They just don’t make music like this anymore!
Back in 1956, The Lennon Sisters — who were regulars on The Lawrence Welk Show — performed their first single, “Tonight, You Belong To Me,” on TV. This beautiful song reached #15 on the charts that year, but will always have a special place in our hearts (Elvis Presley dominated the charts that year with four number one hit singles). We loved watching The Lawrence Welk Show, especially when The Lennon Sisters were featured. So without further ado, please enjoy the following performance, courtesy of Chris Pikal.
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