The last surviving member of the original girl group has passed away.
Patty Andrews (above, center), the lead singer of 1930s and ’40s singing trio The Andrews Sisters, has passed away at the age of 94, reports the AP.
Patty was the youngest of the trio, flanked by older sisters LaVerne (right) and Maxene (left). The three of them are the best-selling female vocal group in pop history, selling between 75 and 100 million records, according to estimates.
Our favorites by the Andrews Sisters include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen.” But their influence stretched beyond fans. The Andrews Sisters inspired artists from Mel Torme and the McGuire Sisters to Barry Manilow and Bette Midler.
Patty is preceded in death by her sisters LaVerne in 1967 and Maxene in 1995, and her husband of 60 years, Wally Weschler, in 2010. She is the second legendary women’s trio vocalist we’ve lost in the past couple months — Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters passed away back in September.