Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, The Percussions” and “The Monarchs”. When members from each group were drafted, the remaining members, under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton, joined forces and changed the name to “The Stylistics”. After working locally for a few years, the group was approached by Bill Perry, who asked if they’d be interested in recording. Their first song, “You’re a Big Girl Now” was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio in Philadelphia. The song was written by their guitarist at the time, Robert “Doc” Douglas and Road Manager, Marty Bryant. The song was soon picked up in the tri-state area, and before long, it became a The #1 hit in Philadelphia and other cities.