De John Sisters

The DeJohn Sisters didn't know it at the time, but they inspired the Bonnie Sisters ("Cry Baby") to seek a recording career. After hearing the DeJohns' "No More" on the radio, the music bug struck the Bonnies. On February 12, 1955, the DeJohn Sisters' "(My Baby Don't Love Me) No More" soared to the number six position on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Dux and Julie DeGiovanni wrote the song with brother Leo; the Giovannis changed their surname to DeJohn for professional reasons. Subsequent releases by the DeJohns flopped, failing to crack the pop Top 40. Dux and Julie became fascinated with singing while working at Sears & Roebuck, shunning careers at their parents' dry cleaning business. Instead, they wanted to sing, become rich, and emulate the success of fellow Chester natives the Four Aces. A representative from Epic Records discovered them at the same ethnic club that Decca scouts' found the Four Aces. Further singles failed to impress, but not because they gave up. After Epic, they recorded for Okeh, Sunbeam, Columbia, Capitol, and United Artist Records. They wrote flop after flop, including "Crazy Song from India," "D Ja Hear What I Say," "Mine Alone," "Twisting on the Bandstand Show," "Wrong Guy," and "Angel Passed By." ~ Andrew Hamilton

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