To be honest, I knew absolutely nothing about the Bobbettes – the very first R & B girl group to have a #6 hit song on the Billboard Charts, and a #1 song on the R & B charts – with their song Mr. Lee. I came across them because every once in a while a question pops into my head that I need answered. And – who were the first R&B girl group to be on the billboard charts was one I wanted an answer to.
So, I started doing a little research and that’s when I came across the girl group The Bobbettes – Jannie Pought, Emma Pought, Reather Dixon, Laura Webb, and Helen Gathers. In 1956 their lives changed forever when their families moved into the newly built housings projects in Spanish Harlem, New York City.