Josie and the Pussycats  is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo.  Josie and the Pussycats featured an all-girl pop music band that toured the world with their entourage, getting mixed up in strange adventures, spy capers, and mysteries.  On the small-screen, the group consisted of level-headed lead singer and guitarist Josie, intelligent tambourinist Valerie, and air-headed blonde drummer Melody.  (More from Wikipedia)

Josie and the Pussycats featured an all-girl pop band at a time when few all-female bands existed in real life.  Additionally, the band’s tambourine player, Valerie was the first African-American female character in a cartoon series.  


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