Doris Coley

po_Coley-Doris1Doris Coley (August 2, 1941 – February 4, 2000) was a member (and occasional lead singer) of The Shirelles. She initially left the group in 1968, but returned in 1975.

The Shirelles were an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston-Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie “Micki” Harris (later Addie Harris McPherson), and Beverly Lee. They have been described as either the first African-American girl group to top the Billboard Hot 100, or the first girl group overall, with the song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.