REUNION OF THE DOO WOP STARS to Play Harris Center/Three Stages, 9/13
Harris Center, Three Stages, Reunion of the Doo Wop Stars
Get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers as Danny & the Juniors, The Chordettes, The Vibrations and Original Coaster Leon Hughes and His Group take center stage at the Harris Center/Three Stages for a trip down memory lane. Joined by Comedy Host Steve Bruner and The Max Bett Band, this concert is certain to have people dancing in the aisles!
Building on the success of last year's The Best of Doo Wop, Reunion of the Doo Wop Stars perform some of their favorite hits such as "At The Hop," "Yakety Yak," "Mr. Sandman," "The Watusi," "Hully Gully," "Hang on Sloopy," and many more.
Reunion of the Doo Wop Stars takes place on Friday, September 13, 2013; 8:00 pm. Tickets are $35-$49; Premium $55 and $59. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. The Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
DANNY & THE JUNIORS began singing together as teens in Philadelphia in the early 50's where they were fans of the local rhythm and blues radio stations. The Juvenaires, as they were called then, quickly decided to become part of the new Rock and Roll movement and began to perform the new songs as well as their own original material at school dances, local clubs and restaurants.
At that time, record companies were engaged in a frenzied search for young people who could perform the new music. Before long they discovered the youths, re-named them Danny & The Juniors and recorded them singing one of their own originals: "At The Hop." The song quickly became a monumental hit on five continents, reaching #1 on the pop, country and rhythm and blues charts. It stands today as the #23 all-time biggest record on the Billboard Magazine List Of #1 Hits. The group immediately followed with another hit, "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay," which became an anthem of the era, plus dance classics "Twistin' USA" and "Pony Express." These were the first of a string of eleven charted recordings for the group.
THE CHORDETTES are often considered as one of the favorite girls groups of all times.
While some groups were famous for their lead singer or catchy beat, The Chordettes have always been known for their lush vocal sound, having given priority to their vocal arrangements. The original group began in the mid 40's as a barbershop quartet and the sound evolved over the next ten years until they had their first major hit in the mid 50's.
Kathy Quistad, Lindy Michaelis, Judy Duncan. and Tracey Williams make up The Chordettes of today. Each were already established music artists before joining the group. The Chordettes were known around the world for such hits as "Mr. Sandman," "Lollipop," "Eddie My Love," and "Never on Sunday.". They even recorded the theme song for the 1950's hit television show, Zorro.
THE VIBRATIONS are one of great remaining Doo Wop groups of the 1950's and 60's, having travelled the country with their infectious sound and energetic stage presence. The group adopted the name Vibrations in 1959, in part because they were becoming known for their athletic and energetic routines performed at live concerts. They went on to record several major hits including the dance favorites "The Watusi" and "Peanut Butter" along with "My Girl Sloopy" which was later rerecorded by the The McCoys and reached #1 in 1965.