Katherine Elaine Anderson Schaffner is an American singer, famed for her tenure in the Motown all-female singing group the Marvelettes. Though not known for any lead spots acquired by Gladys Horton, Wanda Young, or Ann Bogan, Schaffner's role was as notable as she was the only member to survive the group's several incarnations that occurred during the 1960s until breaking up in 1970.
|Birth name:||Katherine Elaine Anderson|
|Born:||January 16, 1944, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States|
|Genres:||Rhythm and blues, rock and roll, pop|
|Associated acts:||The Marvelettes, The Casinyets, The Marvels, The Darnells|
About Katherine Anderson
Famous as a backup vocalist for the 1960s, all-female vocal ensemble The Marvelettes, this African American doo wop, pop, and soul singer and dancer contributed to such hit singles as "Don't Mess with Bill" and "Please Mr. Postman."
During her high school years, she was a founding member of a vocal group called The Casinyets. After auditioning successfully for Motown Records, she and her musical collaborators changed their group's name to The Marvels (and later, The Marvelettes).
Following the 1970 breakup of The Marvelettes, she briefly attempted a solo music career.
She grew up in Ann Arbor and Inkster, Michigan. She later raised two daughters: Kalaine and Keisha.
She and Gladys Horton were both members of The Marvelettes.
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