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One of the most popular pop music groups of the 1960s was the all-female group The Shangri-Las. The group was formed when two groups of sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Weiss, and identical twins Marguerite and Mary Ann Ganser got together while attending high school in Queens, New York. They chose their name after a restaurant in Queens. The girls were all minors when they signed their first record deal with Red Bird Records. Throughout their career they would play with such notables as Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, The Drifters and James Brown. Two of their most famous singles are “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” and “Leader of the Pack”.