I have missed by a few days the death of Joy Beverley of the Beverley Sisters.
She sang in the group with her two younger sisters, Teddie and Babs. The group was not so well-known after the fifties but they continued together for another fifty years.
They were well known for: ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy,’ but more particularly for ‘Sisters.’
Joy was also know as the wife of footballer Billy Wright, who she married in 1958. He spent his entire career at Wolverhampton Wanderers and was the first footballer to appear in a hundred international matches. He died twenty years ago today.