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Subject: Music
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: 4rich-ga
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Posted: 31 May 2005 06:43 PDT
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Question ID: 527675
who was the female singer on the Archies song Jingle Jangle?
Subject: Re: Music
Answered By: journalist-ga on 31 May 2005 07:48 PDT
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Greetings 4rich,

According to the information I located, the original female vocal was
performed by Toni Wine.

"Female vocals were provided by several studio singers, most notably
Toni Wine (best known for her shared lead vocals with Ron on "Sugar,
Sugar" and the followup single, "Jingle Jangle") and Donna Marie
("Who's Your Baby," "Together We Two")"

""The voice" was Ron Dante, a studio singer with quite a resume of hit
songs to his credit, including The Cuff Links' "Tracy" and "Leader Of
The Laundromat." The singing voice of Veronica was actually Toni Wine.
On the screen, the songs came from those goody-goody cartoon kids, but
in the very real world behind the scenes, Ron Dante, Toni Wine, Jeff
Barry, Don Kirshner and a few other VIPs were The Archies."

Here's an image of Toni Wine, 1969

And an "Official Unofficial" website dedicated to her is located at

Oddly, there is no mention of "Jingle Jangle" in the discography on
that website.  Nor is "Sugar, Sugar" mentioned.  In one of the
articles I read ( ), it is
mentioned that the Archies gig was done under condition of anonymity,
so it's possible she is still honoring that contract clause.  Yet, on
that site at she has posted "In August,
2002, our friends Bill & Sharon Liebowitz, owners of Hollywood's
premier comic emporium, Golden Apple, arranged several days of events
celebrating the Archies 50th anniversary. Toni joined fellow Archie
Ron Dante at Pink's Hotdogs on La Brea Avenue, where they performed
"Sugar, Sugar" in public for the first time."

Interesting that it cites "public for the first time" yet the single
isn't noted in her discography.  However, since the second resource I
cited above comes from, his official site, I'm
inclined to believe that his citing of her participation confirms her
vocal on Jingle Jangle.

Here's another clue:
"Jeff was on his way to an Archies recording session and asked Marie
[Tracy Russell aka Donna Marie] if she'd like to come along.  In the
studio, Ron Dante was laying down his lead vocal for the Archies'
fifth single, "Who's Your Baby."  The song called for a female lead as
well, and studio singers were being used in the wake of Toni Wine's
departure from the group; but for whatever reason, the session wasn't
"happening."  In one of those true Ruby Keeler moments that occur in
show business every now and then, Donna Marie found herself with a set
of headphones on, "(singing) my heart out" as she would later put it. 
"Who's Your Baby" was released with Marie's vocals, and it wasn't very
long before the public was familiar with the voice of Donna Marie --
both singing and speaking."

The above implies Donna didn't join until the fifth single, and Jingle
Jangle was released in 1969.  Here's an additional time clue:
"Meanwhile, the TV show was expanded to a full hour, and Dante enjoyed
a simultaneous Top Ten hit during "Sugar, Sugar"'s run, thanks to his
lead vocal on the Cufflinks' "Tracy." The follow-up, "Jingle Jangle,"
reached the Top Ten, but from there the Archies' chart success tailed
off quickly. Their last Top 40 hit came in the spring of 1970 with
"Who's Your Baby?"; the same year, Donna Marie replaced Toni Wine."

So, if Jingle Jangle debuted in 1969, and Donna Marie replaced Toni
Wine in 1970, the Toni Wine was the female vocal on Jingle Jangle.  I
wanted to show you all the info I found and why I am certain that Toni
Wine is the Jingle Jangle artist.

Thank you for asking this interesting question.  :)  

Best regards,


"the archies" "jingle jangle" band members
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"Toni Wine" "jingle jangle"
"Toni Wine" discography
"Donna Marie" "jingle jangle"
"Donna Marie" discography
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