1955: The Teen Queens

 Oct, 20 - 2013   no comments   1950s Music

The Teen Queens were an American musical group from the 1950s, most remembered for their hit single “Eddie My Love“, which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the R&B Best Sellers charts in March 1956.


The group consisted of sisters Betty and Rosie Collins, at 16 and 14 respectively, sisters of Aaron Collins, a singer with the doo wop group The Cadets. It was Aaron who wrote their debut song, and the single that became their biggest hit. “Eddie My Love” was released by RPM Records, and following its success, was followed by a string of other releases.

These included “Baby Mine”, “Billy Boy”, “Red Top”, “Rock Everybody” and “I Miss You”, but none of these achieved the success of their debut song.

Consequently, the group left RPM in 1958 and signed a one record recording contract with RCA Records, who released “Dear Tommy”. This also failed to make much of an impact on the charts. There then followed a later contract with Antler Records and a further two singles, “There Is Nothing on Your Mind” (an answer to “There’s Something on Your Mind”) and “I Heard Violins”.

Again, however, these songs enjoyed little success and by 1961, the group decided to call it a day. The final tragic ending was when Rosie took her own life in 1968, and Betty died in 1971 after falling a victim to drugs.

“Eddie My Love” was also recorded by The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters, both of which also made the charts in 1956

  • Pop/Rock
  • Doo Wop
  • Early R&B
  • Girl Groups
  •  March 31, 1956
  • 1955 – 1961
  • Betty Collins
  • Rosie Collins
  • Rock Everybody

Song Title

  • Eddie My Love – Sam Ling / Maxwell Davis / Aaron Collins
  • Red Top – Ben Kynard
  • All My Love
  • Billy Boy – Joe Josea / Aaron Collins
  • Zig Zag – Joe Josea
  • Until The Day I Die
  • Love Sweet Love
  • Just Goofed – Maxwell Davis
  • Rock Everybody – Maxwell Davis / Joe Josea
  • Baby Mine – Maxwell Davis
  • So All Alone – Maxwell Davis
  • Teenage Idol – Maxwell Davis / Aaron Collins
  • Let’s Kiss – Maxwell Davis / Joe Josea / Aaron Collins
  • Riding
  • No Other
  • Rock Everybody
  • Two Loves And Two Lives – B. Russell
  • I Miss You – Aaron Collins / B. Russell
  • My Heart’s Desire – Jules Taub
  • No Other
  • Oklahoma City Promotional Spot 
  • Royal Crown Hairdressing Commercial
  • Ooby Dooby feat. Roy Orbison
  • There Is Nothing on My Mind, Pts. 1 & 2 – Cecil McNeely

Eddie My Love – The Teen Queens

  • RPM
  • RCA Records
  • Antler Records

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