The Shaggs

Profile:
The Shaggs were formed in Fremont, New Hampshire in 1968 by sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar), and Helen Wiggin (drums) at the encouragement and insistence of their parents.
In 1969 they recorded and released their debut full-length, Philosophy of the World on Third World Records. They were joined by their sister Rachel Wiggin on bass for the song, "That Little Sports Car." It defied the expectations of their parents, who said "imagine the girls to be inevitably bound for stardom", and they disappeared without a trace.
In 1975, the sisters again entered the studio although the death of their father/manager, Austin Wiggin, resulted in their not being published for years as well as the group's dissolution. Years after their break-up their debut was rediscovered and championed as an example of art brut/outsider music.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:
Viewing All | The Shaggs

Albums

The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World album art The Shaggs Philosophy Of The World (Album) Third World Recordings (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
The Shaggs - Shaggs' Own Thing album art The Shaggs Shaggs' Own Thing (Album) Rounder Records, Red Rooster Records (4) US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FL 4584 The Shaggs - My Pal Foot Foot / Things I Wonder album art The Shags* My Pal Foot Foot / Things I Wonder(7", Single) Fleetwood Records (2) FL 4584 US 1969 Sell This Version
LITA 45-037 The Shaggs - Sweet Maria b/w Missouri Waltz (Missouri State Song) album art The Shaggs Sweet Maria b/w Missouri Waltz (Missouri State Song)(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Light In The Attic LITA 45-037 US 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Shaggs - The Shaggs album art The Shaggs The Shaggs (Comp) Rounder Records, Red Rooster Records (4) US 1988 Sell This Version