Posted by themusicsover on July 5, 2010
June 19, 1936 – July 5, 2005
Shirley Goodman was an R&B singer who, with Lee Leonard, performed as Shirley & Lee during the 1950s. Their first single, 1952’s “I’m Gone” reached #2 on the R&B charts and is considered by some scholars as an early influence on ska. In 1956, their recording of “Let the Good Times Roll” topped the R&B charts and made it into the top 20 of the pop charts. Shirley & Lee broke up in 1962 after which Goodman sang on records by the likes of Sonny & Cher and Dr. John. She had a dance hit with “Shame Shame Shame,” in 1974. Shirley Goodman, 69, passed away on July 5, 2005.
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