?R.I.P. Barbara Ann Alston of the Crystals

?R.I.P. Barbara Ann Alston of the Crystals


?R.I.P. Barbara Ann Alston  the Crystals

Barbara Ann Alston Phil Spector girl ground the Crystals has died at the age 74. According to her daughter, she passed away last Friday (February 16) after contracting the flu.

Alston was best known for her role as a singer in the ’60s girl group the Crystals. Along with groups like the Ronettes, they helped popularize Phil Spector’s “Wall Sound” production style.

Alston sang lead on many the band’s early hits, including “There’s No Other Like My Baby” and the controversial Carole King and Gerry Gfin-penned “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss).”

The band went on to find success with other singles like the La La Brooks-led “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Then He Kissed Me.”

Alston’s funeral is scheduled to take place today, with fellow Crystals bandmate Dee Dee Kennibrew expected to speak at the service.