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Is it correctly: The former Cooperettes were later known as Dottie & Millie on Topper?

No!.............although they were thought to be. Dottie Haynes and Millie Weaver were actually  The Copperettes. 

No relation.  :thumbsup:

Indeed The cooperettes were sisters.

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There are 2 pictures of the Cooperettes, one showing 4 members and the other with 5 members.

 

 

Andy Rix has/had one which I think showed a different line up.

 

Scroll down for pic of Copperettes/Dottie & Millie

 

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Agree with Steve Lane that as far as I'm aware Dottie & Millie were The Copperettes not Cooperettes

 

This write up from a Youtube clip that was taken from the CD "The Philly Sound You Never Heard - Vol 2"

 

Weldon McDougall seems to remember them being sisters

 

Apologies for the caps as it's a copy & paste job

 

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THE COOPERETTES ARE 4 SISTERS: JANETTE, DEBBIE, TINA AND ANGIE, THAT WERE MANAGED BY THEIR MOTHER ETHYL WHO ARRANGED A RECORDING CONTRACT WITH A MAJOR LABEL BRUNSWICK RECORDS. THEY STARTED OUT AS A GOSPEL GROUP, THE LITTLE COOPERETTES BUT SHORTENED THEIR NAME TO THE COOPERETTES, SINGING RHYTHM AND BLUES. THEIR FIRST SINGLE, 'GOODBYE SCHOOL' WAS A BIG SELLER IN PHILLY. THE GROUP WENT ON TO DO SHOWS AT SID BOOKER'S HIGH LINE, WONDERGARDEN IN ATLANTIC CITY, TOWN HALL ON BROAD AND RACE AND THE UPTOWN THEATRE WITH THE TEMPTATIONS. ONE OF THEIR RECORDS WAS RELEASED IN ENGLAND 'SHING-A-LING' AND BECAME A HIT SO THE GROUP CAME OVER TO PERFORM. IN THE LATE 60'S A DJ (SONNY HOPSON) GOT THE GROUP A DEAL WITH ABC WITH THE MORRIS BAILEY SONG 'TROUBLE', WHILE PERFORMING AT A CLUB IN CHESTER, THE GROUP MET PRODUCER DANNY ODUM WHO RELEASED A 45 ON HIS IDB LABEL IN THE EARLY 70'S: 'WIN ALL YOUR LOVE', WRITTEN BY TED MILLS OF THE TOPPIKS/ BLUE MAGIC AND SAM REED, BANDLEADER OF THE UPTOWN THEATRE, THE COOPERETTES LEAD SINGER TINA ENDED UP MARRYING DANNY ODUM AND TODAY ARE BOTH ORDAINED MINISTERS. THE COOPERETTES HAVE PROVIDED BACKGROUND VOCALS TO MANY RECORDS SUCH AS BENNY SIGLER, TIMMY CARR AND HAVE SANG WITH THE LIKES OF DAVID RUFFIN, THE MADD LADS, THE ARTISTICS, THE STAPLE SINGERS, JAMES BROWN AND OTHERS. DEBBIE PAST AWAY IN 1989 OF CANCER AND THEIR MOTHER ETHYL COOPER DIED IN 1998.

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Just found this pic on my lappy that I have listed as The Cooperettes

 

Also found the same pic on the Cooperettes Meet Apollas CD cover

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