JUKEBOX JUNCTION Revue with The Diamonds & Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra to Play Morrison Center, 1/4/2014
Get "In The Mood" with a night of nostalgia featuring The Diamonds with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in the revue Jukebox Junction at Morrison Center on Jan. 4, 2014. Featuring musical hits of four decades of America's favorite music -- from the greatest big band hits to doo-wop and rock and roll classics -- each band performs separately and together with a show-stopping finale! Hits include: "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Little Darlin", "Splish Splash", "Stroll, Silhouettes", "Green Eyes", "I'm Glad There is You" and many more!
In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin'. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed "the National Anthem of Rock and Roll". To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. The many honors and accolades include:
Through the years since the release of Little Darlin' THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson-the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include-with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. "We've been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to-today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now."
Jimmy's musical training began when he was a young boy in Pennsylvania. Along with his brother Tommy, the talented young musicians joined Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and at the same time they were recording many records under the billing "The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra". Their band continued through the early thirties until a dispute over a tempo of a song separated the brothers for decades.
Jimmy found himself an instant leader of the band that became the birth of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. His records sold well in the late thirties, but as the forties got under way it was apparent that his momentum was increasing. With hits like "Amapola" and "Green Eyes" featuring Helen O'Connell, the band jumped to the top of the charts making Jimmy the biggest success story of the year. Other hit selling records and a series of motion pictures followed, establishing him firmly on top.
Helen played an important part of the band's success, both on records and in personal appearances. Her hits "I Remember You", "Tangerine" and others more took her to the top of the charts as well.
During the early fifties Jimmy was still a successful name in the business. Even with all of his success, he joined forces with his brother Tommy in 1953 to become the greatest band of all time!
With the untimely death of Tommy in 1956, Jimmy once again was left to carry on, but only for a short time as his own health was failing rapidly. In 1957 he left us with his last and greatest hit "So Rare" which topped the nation's popularity charts.
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra has continued successfully for decades and is still in great demand all over the world. The past success of the Orchestra was due to the leadership of Lee Castle and more recently from 1990 through the new millennium, Jim Miller. The leadership has now passed to Bill Tole who will continue to bring joy to young and the "young at heart" as they enjoy the sounds of American Music - our history.
Tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office, select Bronco Shops, online at BoiseStateTickets.com or call (208) 426-1110.