- Category : Singer - Popular
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 2
- Birth Year: 1943
- Birthday: 02. August
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA - California
- Category: Singer - Popular
- Profile: 3-5
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: The Four Ways 2
- Definition: Double Split - Large
- Variables: BRL-MLR
- 0463 Logic
- 1949 Synthesis
- 2946 Discovery
- 1333 The Prodigal
- 0731 The Alpha
- 4253 Maturation
The Lennon Sisters are an American vocal group initially consisting of four of the six sisters from a family of 11 siblings- 6 girls, 5 boys: Dianne Barbara (a.k.a. DeeDee) (b. 1 December 1939), Peggy (Margaret Anne) (b. 8 April 1941), Kathy (Kathleen Mary) (b. 2 August 1943), and Janet (Janet Elizabeth) (b. 15 June 1946). All 11 Lennon children were born in Los Angeles, California. For thirteen years, from 1955 - 1968, the group appeared regularly on The Lawrence Welk Show, receiving union scale wages, which was $180 per week at that time. Although the original quartet was composed of the eldest sisters, in 1999, younger sister Mimi (b. 16 October 1955- Miriam Theresa) replaced Peggy upon her retirement. Dianne has also since retired. The current line-up of the Lennon Sisters is now a trio consisting of Mimi, Janet and Kathy. They appear mostly at Welk resorts.
Their parents married in early 1939. It is reported that the children are of German, Irish, and Mexican-American or Spanish ancestry. Their father, William Lennon (b. 1915) worked as a milk-man for many years before getting a job at a local golf course. Their mother, Isabelle "Sis" (b. 1919-2005) remained at home to care for the needs of her very large family. Sis was the daughter of Reina (Spanish for Queen) Ysabella Alvarez Denning. Sources report that Sis is a first cousin to actor Leo Carrillo and is also related to other prominent California Spanish families such as the Yorbas and the Comachos.
The California Birth Index lists the maiden name for the mother of all the Lennon children as Denning. There is further discrepancy as to whether Denning is of Scottish or Bavarian origin. According to Wikipedia, the surname of Lennon is solely of Irish origin.
During their formative years, the family lived in Venice, California, in a modest, two-bedroom home. This included two parents, 11 children, and one grandmother. They were and are devout Roman Catholics and attended The Church of St. Mark, which is part of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Most, or all of the children attended Catholic school. Throughout the Lennon Sisters' career, their faith has had a major influence/role in both their lives and careers. Many of their songs are either hymns or of a "religious" or spiritual nature. (Source: interview/live performance, 6/18/2013, Home and Family, Hallmark Channel).
The four original Lennon Sisters wrote an autobiography entitled Same Song, Separate Voices, first published in 1985 with a new edition in 1995.