February 27 in San Antonio history…

1795
Jose Antonio Navarro is born on this day in San Antonio.

1956
An all-girl vocal group called “The Wailers” makes their debut performance in the “Frolic of Fun” at Phillis Wheatley High School.  The members include Kay Byers, Gloria Himes, Lois Tonsall and 14 year-old Darlene Wright.  Wright would later move to Los Angeles and is today known as Darlene Love.  She was named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Singers.

 

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