A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION OF ROCK, RHYTHM & SOUL Set for Tarrytown Music Hall , 12/7
Rrazz Entertainment presents A Holiday Celebration of Rock, Rhythm & Soul at the Tarrytown Music Hall located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown New York... See Bobby Rydell, , Charlie Thomas' Difters, Freda Payne, The Soul Survivors, Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny-tickets are available now at www.TarrytownMusicHall.org or by calling 877.840.0457
Bobby Rydell's influence on popular music has been profound. When the producers of "Grease" wanted to pay tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high school where most of the action took place "Rydell High."
Today Bobby enjoys a career that is full. He performs a busy solo schedule throughout the world. Australia has welcomed him for 17 tours down under, where he continues to be a favorite. He's a showroom favorite in Vegas and Atlantic City as well. For the past 20+ years Bobby has also enjoyed performing with a must-see production called "The Golden Boys." A happy fun filled look back at a simpler time in music history with his childhood pals, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
The teen idol, now a seasoned performer, continues to perform to sell out audiences throughout the world. As a review of one of his recent performances put it, "Bobby Rydell is a true American Music Treasure."
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER (1988) Charlie Thomas was was a member of a group known as the Five Crowns in 1958 along with Ben Earl Nelson (later known as Ben E. King), who were being managed by Lover Patterson.
While the The Five Crowns met with little commercial success, they enjoyed local popularity and that is why they were on the bill at the Apollo Theater in New York City in 1958 when George Treadwell fired his famous group, The Drifters. It was Charlie Thomas' voice that Treadwell heard and hastily recruited the Crowns to become the new Drifters.
Lover Patterson once said that Charlie Thomas' voice was one that the world would enjoy forever, and he was right!
The new Drifters first release in 1959 was a song called "There Goes My Baby". This was the beginning of what is generally acknowledged as the Golden Years of the Drifters.
In 1988, Charlie Thomas, along with other original members, Doc Green, Ben E. King and Elsbery Hobbs were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Freda Payne is an American singer and actress best known for her million selling, 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show. Freda is the older sister of former Supreme Scherrie Payne.
Payne was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up listening to different jazz singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. As a teenager, she attended the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts; she soon began singing radio commercial jingles, and took part in (and won many) local TV and radio talent shows.