The Golden Era of Doo-Wop

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Acts and Performers

The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnson

The Flamingos – loved by fans, revered by fellow singers and enshrined forever into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as eternal proof of it all.  From the time he wrote and sang lead on “Lovers Never Say Goodbye”, Terry Johnson, knew he had created something transcendent.  With the release of Terry’s arrangement of “I Only Have Eyes for You” a year later, The Flamingos’ reputation was cemented as the pre-eminent vocal group of their era.  Rolling Stone Magazine even called them, “one of the, if not the, best” of the time.  Billboard Magazine states “The Flamingos are hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in music history.”  The singles and the albums – totaling 9 national smash hits – all musically and vocally produced and some authored by Terry Johnson, just kept on coming, and even though the original group splintered when Terry left in 1962, The Flamingos live on today with Johnson’s new spotlight companions, Starling Newsome, Stan Prinston and Theresa Trigg.  “Nobody Loves Me Like You”, “Besame Mucho”, “I’ll Be Home”, “Mio Amore”, “Begin The Beguine”, and songs like”Ebb Tide” and “I Who Have Nothing” from their Diamond Anniversary CD are on the menu for this feast of timeless music and style.  But the variety of their show is what is most outstanding.  Songs from Barry White, contemporary songs like “Happy”, tribute to our troops and latin numbers that leave them dancing in the isles is what the following review reflects.  ” This has been viewed as one of the best shows we have ever offered our guests.”  by Tom Ducey, Asst. Director of Marketing, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV.

Class personified, voices of champagne, ambassadors for romance – welcome The Flamingos to the Highlander Auditorium on Saturday August 5th.

For more information, visit: http://theflamingos.com/

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The Tokens

In 1961 THE TOKENS recorded “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on the RCA label and to date it has sold over 15 million copies and is known throughout the world. THE TOKENS’ other hits include Tonight I Fell In Love, I Hear Trumpets Blow and Portrait of My Love. They have also produced many number one recordings for groups such as THE CHIFFONS, THE HAPPENINGS and TONY ORLANDO & DAWN. True rock pioneers, they were among the first to successfully use the falsetto lead voice, a sound that later influence groups from the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin and Rush. On July 6th of 2005, The Tokens were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit: http://thetokens.com/

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Jimmy Clanton

Jimmy Clanton is best known for his performance in Go Johnny Go, the 1959 Alan Freed-produced jukebox movie. Clanton was a dedicated R&B enthusiast and singer with a great voice and a genuine feel for New Orleans music. What’s more, he also wrote many of the songs that he recorded.

Jimmy Clanton’s is known for Doo-wop hits such as Just a Dream, Ship on a Stormy Sea, My Love Is Strong, Letter to an Angel, A Part of Me, My Own True Love, Venus in Blue Jeans, Darkest Street in Town, Go Jimmy Go  and Don’t Look at Me. Clanton had appearances on American Bandstand and reached Billboard Pop Chart Top 10 multiple times in his career.

For more information, visit: http://www.jimmyclanton.com/

Kathy Young

At age 14 KATHY YOUNG caught the eye of a producer at a Wink Martindale TV show and within weeks she recorded what quickly became a #1 HIT with “A THOUSAND STARS” and became nicknamed “THE CINDERELLA OF SHOW BUSINESS “. She traveled the U.S., Hawaii and Canada with Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, The Shirrells, Bo Diddly, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles and Neil Sedaka just to name a few and appeared on American Bandstand four times where she received her gold record for “A THOUSAND STARS”. She followed up with singles “Happy Birthday Blues”, “Magic Is The Night” and recorded a series of hit songs with Chris Montez as “Chris & Kathy”. As she did in 1960, KATHY YOUNG will “capture you in her charms” for she remains one of the brightest stars of her generation.

For more information, visit: http://kathyyoung.com/

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Hosted by LA Radio DJ Legend “The Hullabalooer”

The Hullabalooer, aka Dave Hull, is a Los Angeles radio personality voted one of the top ten LA radio personalities of all time. Dave Hull began his radio career in 1955 at KGFL in Roswell, New Mexico then reached LA in 1963. Hull became close with The Beatles in 1965 & helped plan their 1966 concert at Chavez Ravine (Dodger Stadium). Hull worked closely with The Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, appeared in an episode of The Monkees, hosted American Top 40, Dial-a-Weirdo call-in show in the 70’s and Matchmaker(Tv show) in the 80’s.