Dixie Danny Laurie Sisters (Mercury, 1955)
The Laurie Sisters were Greta, Cathy and Caroline Schiavone from Atlas, Pennsylvania. They were the daughters of bandleader Florian Schiavone. They took their name from the Pennsylvania state flower, the laurel. They started singing as kids on local radio station WKOK in the early 1940s. When the youngest, Greta, graduated in 1949, they went to New York and were soon signed
to The Ted Steel Show. Just as Billboard came to fruition, they had a #30 hit with Dixie Danny in April 1955. Caroline died in 1993 due to lung cancer. Greta and Cathy both live in Easton, Pennsylvania and are living a quiet life, retired from show business.