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(Henry Hoffman, Gary Klein)    Seville 120

No. 3    December 1, 1962





Marcie  was no women’s  libber–all the poor little girl wanted to be in her whole darn life was “Bobby’s

Girl.”  Marcie, who was born on May 21, 1944 in Brooklyn, had just completed her home-economics classes

and graduated from high school in June 1962.   When Marv Holtzman, an A & R  man from Seville Records,

approached her about singing  “Bobby’s Girl,” Marcie replied, “Sure.”  Teen girls–in that particular time

zone–could easily identify with Marcie’s simple and  stated wants, and bought up stacks of copies of

“Bobby’s Girl.”


For the next few years, Marcie Blane continued to mine similar ground with “Little Miss Fool,”  “What Does

A Girl Do?”, and “Why Can’t I Get A Guy?”  They were all delightfully sweet but blatantly sexist singles.

Male record collectors still play her demure disks, dreaming of her balloon-like bouffant and cherishing her

singular sentiments.


By 1965, Marcie’s name had disappeared from the record racks.


“[The music business] was impossible for me to deal with,” Ms. Blane told Goldmine’s Bob Shannon and

Jeff Tamarkin in 1989.  “Everything changed.   I felt very isolated and very lonely and I decided not to

continue.  I couldn’t.   It was too difficult.  I didn’t feel comfortable in front of a lot of people, with everyone

making a fuss.  I didn’t have the sense of myself I needed.  It’s taken all these years to be able to enjoy what

there was.”


Marcie Blane is currently married with two children and working as an educaton director at an arts theatre

in New York.