The Chantels were teen friends from the Bronx when they had their hit “Maybe” in 1957. That was years before what we think of as the Girl Group era. Plus, as you can see in this photo, they also knew how to play. They’ve finally been nominated for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, that laughable institution of exclusion. So if you’re among the anointed few, vote. Thanks to author Randall Grass for the great photo and tip.
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There’s a music critics panel at the West Hollywood Book Fair Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., featuring Lorraine Ali, Ernest Hardy, Michelle Kort, Randall Grass, and myself, and moderated by Brian Rochlin. Expect talk about the changing nature of arts journalism. If that gets boring, go have Leiber and Stoller sign their autobiography for you.