Peggy Santiglia Davison was born the youngest of three to an Italian American family in Belleville, N.J. Until she graduated from Belleville High School she lived with her parents and grandparents on Parkview Avenue across the street from Branch Brook Park, well known for its fabulous spring cherry blossom display. Peggy is part of a musically talented family.

She first began singing while in Elementary School Number 8 on Union Avenue. Denise Ferri, whom she met in 2nd grade, and Arleen Lanzotti, whom she met in 4th or 5th grade, along with Peggy, called themselves The Delicates. Discovered at a very young age by Billy Mure, and recorded by renowned arranger Don Costa for United Artists, The Delicates began writing, performing and recording their own material. It was almost unheard of at this very early stage of rock and roll to find young girls like The Delicates writing almost all of their own material.

In early rock and roll radio most DJ's had theme songs and The Delicates wrote "The Submarine Race Watcher's Theme" and "Meusurray" for then-super popular, NY personality Murray Kaufmann, better known as "Murray the K" and later known as The Fifth Beatle. The Delicates performed in Murray's Brooklyn Fox and Brooklyn Paramount Rock 'n Rock extravaganza shows, went on tour with popular TV personality Clay Cole, performed at amusement parks with radio's famous Cousin Brucie (Bruce Morrow) and numerous other early rock n' roll pioneers of the time. One of the songs that Peggy, Denise and Arleen wrote in their early teens, "Black and White Thunderbird" was recently featured on a Disney children's CD related to the blockbuster hit movie "Cars."

While still with The Delicates, Peggy met sisters Barbara (Bibs) and Jiggs Allbut who were performing as The Starlets with Bernadette (Dahlia) Carroll and Linda Malzone. The two groups became friends and often appeared on the same bill at numerous record hops and other such promotional events to "plug" their respective recordings. They also appeared together on a popular NYC TV show hosted by Joe Franklin.

Barbara and Jiggs later formed The Angels and recorded with Linda (Jankowski) Jansen. When Peggy's contractual agreement with The Delicates and Roulette had lapsed and Linda Jansen left, Peggy joined Bibs and Jiggs as the third member of The Angels singing lead on the million selling #1 hit single and album both titled "My Boyfriend's Back" as well as on another album "A Halo To You." Other Angels chart recordings including "I Adore Him," " Wow Wow Wee" and "Thank You and Goodnight" followed. The Angels toured extensively and appeared on the iconic Ed Sullivan Show.

Peggy left The Angels for a few years around 1965 due to a disagreement with producers FGG. Peggy then recorded for Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio on DynoVoice Records. Bob Gaudio is better known as the writer, producer and member of The Four Seasons. Besides her groups The Delicates and The Angels, Peggy has recorded variously as Peggy Sans, Fantasia/Peggy Santiglia, Jessica James & The Outlaws, Dusk and The Serendipity Singers.

Peggy has also sung back up with many artists including Bibs, Jiggs, Bernadette, Denise, Jean Thomas and others. Various combinations of their "sound" could be famously heard on countless hit records throughout the 60's and early 70's. Peggy wrote for April Blackwood Publishing, paired with many other writers including the likes of Jean Thomas and Barry Richards. Neil Diamond was a writer there at the same time and although he wrote alone, Peggy, Jiggs & Barbara as The Angels, sang back up for him on some excellent early demos. Around this time, Peggy opened as a solo jazz & blues artist for Jose Feliciano, and for comedian David Steinberg at the famous Greenwich Village club The Bitter End.

Next she did a stint replacing a member of The Serendipity Singers. At that time, they needed a rock and roll singer to help them bridge the ever-widening gap between folk and rock since they did college concerts all over the country. She toured and recorded with them on the album "Love is a State of Mind" while some of the original members were still in the group. Peggy was performing with them when they appeared on the well-known variety show, Kraft Music Hall; on an FAO Scwartz Serendipity Singers Christmas Special; her second Ed Sullivan Show appearance, the Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and other TV variety programs.

While with "The Dips" Peggy met beautiful and talented Lana Rae Shaw and they became good friends. Later, when Bibs first left The Angels, Peg and Jiggs called upon Lana to fill in just as Bernadette Carroll had once done replacing Peggy for approximately one year in 1968. It was at this time that Jiggs, Lana and Peggy performed together on the popular 70's TV show Sha Na Na. The Angels continue to appear with Jon Bauman (Bowzer) in his many Bowzer's Rock and Roll Party concerts.

Circa 1969, The Angels featured Peggy, Bibs and sultry-voiced Toni Mason replacing Jiggs, who left to have her first child, daughter Karalyn. Jiggs later rejoined, and a host of huge rock and roll events, clubs and TV shows followed both in the U.S. and abroad.

The late Hank Medress of Tokens fame ("Lion Sleeps Tonight") recorded Peggy in the early 70's as Dusk, the female counterpart to Tony Orlando's Dawn. "Angel Baby" and "I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing" were chart hits from this era on the Bell record label. In 1978 Billy Terrell produced and arranged the EP "Sweet Sweet City Rhythm" under the fictitious group name of "Fantasia" featuring Peggy Santiglia. This album is touted by The Disco Museum as "one of disco's most overlooked treasures." [].

Peggy resides in Maryland and took some time during her busy music career to get her BA in psychology from Goucher College and her MA in clinical psychology from Loyola College.

The Angels are currently portrayed in the Broadway smash "Jersey Boys" which also features the Four Seasons song Beggin' co-written by Peggy with Bob Gaudio. In fact, a new 2008 version of Beggin' recently reached #1 on the UK & Norway Dance Charts, and #32 on the UK Singles Charts.

Peggy continues to perform with The Angels and recently recorded their new CD released November 2008. Email Peggy.