About

About

La La Brooks on Late ShowInducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Crystals were one of the defining girl groups of the 1960s and La La Brooks was the voice of their biggest hits. 

La La joined The Crystals when she was just 13 year old and was the youngest member of the group. Two years later, she became the lead singer. Coupling La La's strong voice with Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, lightening struck twice for The Crystals in 1963.

The Crystals 1963Her first hit as lead singer was "Da Doo Ron Ron," a top 5 hit in both the United States and United Kingdom. Later that year The Crystals next single featuring La La on lead vocals was "Then He Kissed Me." That song was again a smash hit in both the US and UK. It was later named one of the top hits of the 1960s.  Today, both songs are well known by generations of fans and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed each as one of the top 500 greatest hits of all time.

Hair cast photoThe Crystals disbanded and La La got married. Soon her extraordinary talent landed her on Broadway where she was featured in the original cast of the 1968 musical "Hair." Two years later, once again Ms. Brooks had landed on Broadway featured in "Two Gentleman of Verona."

Following a short reunion with The Crystals, La La left the group to focus on her family and later moved to Europe.

La La BrooksBack in the United States, La La is once again sharing her talents with the world. In 2010, she appeared on the PBS television special "My Music: Rock Pop, and Doo Wop." Then in 2014, La La was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, marking her return to network television since American Bandstand. 

La La currently has her own group and is performing the hits her generations of fans know best.