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East Bay Express-11 years before

Such is the sentiment of local singer Katie Guthorn, who specializes in the old girl-group style. Guthorn spent 25 years singing with the twelve-piece band Big Bang Beat (formerly Zazu Pitts Memorial Orchestra) and starring in the satirical revue A Karen Carpenter Christmas, which made fun of classic Yuletide TV specials. Last year, she and Aurora Theatre artistic director Tom Ross came up with the idea of manufacturing their own gal-pal pop trio to sing all the greatest hits. Guthorn shanghaied her longtime friends Darby Gould (of Jefferson Starship the Next Generation) and St...r Search chanteuse Carol Bozzio Littleton, and the Coverlettes were born. They made up a fake backstory about being three sisters from "the bad side of Vermont" — i.e., the side that borders New Hampshire — donned matching beehive wigs and spike heels, and took the stage at Aurora last December. The show was a hit.

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