29 January 2013 3:06 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Few novelty bands have captured the imagination quite like The Shaggs. Here's a quick history lesson, if you're still playing catch up: three sisters -- Dot, Betty, and Helen -- formed a band in 1968, even though they had no musical talent, because their grandmother had a session with a palm reader who envisioned their future fame and fortune and told their father who put them together as a group. Naturally, they were terrible, and their one album The Philosophy Of The World, was roundly savaged by critics, and they broke up following the death of their father in 1975. However, a couple of decades later, a new appreciation of sorts of their work emerged with re-issues and a tribute album. Their story has been attractive to Hollywood who have been trying to bring it the big screen for at least a decade, if not longer, and now an unlikey director is »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Big Miracle (2012)
Ken Kwapis


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners