'60s indie girl band The Shaggs sounding off again

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 2:04 AM

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Not many rock groups get discovered years after they disband. Even fewer stage comebacks spread over more than three decades.

But that's the story of The Shaggs. The group started as an obscure girl band in the New Hampshire town of Fremont in the 1960s, broke up in the '70s, became a cult favorite in the '80s and inspired an off-Broadway musical.

Sixty-five-year-old lead singer Dot Semprini now has a new band and a new album. "Ready! Get! Go" by the Dot Wiggin Band features previously unrecorded Shaggs songs and new material Semprini co-wrote with New York musician Jesse Krakow. He's the force behind the latest comeback.

Semprini lives in Epping and says she's doing it for her fans.

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