Related Information for Lovelites The Lovelites were a 1960s Chicago high-school female trio. Their first hit was "How Can I Tell My Mom & Dad" in 1969. Though it was never directly stated in the song, its implicit theme was teen pregnancy and abortion, still regarded then as a fate worse than death in many circles. Patti Hamilton, her sister Rozena Petty, and Barbara Peterman formed the original group, with Ardell McDaniel replacing Peterman in 1968. Joni Berlman replaced Petty in 1970, and Rhonda Grayson r.. read more