Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rock, Pop, and Doo Wop (My Music)

Rock and pop legends Jon "Bowzer" Bauman(formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960's rock, pop and doo-wop era in a "MY MUSIC" concert event on Rhode Island PBS on Wednesday, May 20 at 8 p.m.

This special, recorded in May 2010 at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center, includes live performances and rare, never-before-available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults in a formula that makes the My Music series so popular.

Other highlights from the '60s pop-rock era include Jay Black (formerly of Jay & The Americans) delivering his show-stopping smash "Cara Mia" plus a rare appearance by Len Barry, who serves up his number one hit "1-2-3."

Credit: Courtesy of TJL Productions
The complete list of featured songs and performers include: 
“Yakety-Yak”/“Charlie Brown” – Carl Gardner’s Coasters
“Can't We Be Sweethearts” - The Cleftones; 
“Silhouettes” - The Rays
“I Love You So”/ “Maybe” – The Chantels
“Blue Moon” – The Marcels
“Step By Step” - Johnny Maestro & The Crests
“Rhythm of the Rain” – John Gummoe (of The Cascades); 
“Book Of Love” – The Monotones
“A Little Bit Of Soap” – The Jarmels
“A Thousand Stars In The Sky” - Kathy Young
“Lovers Concerto” –Barbara Harris & The Toys; Platters’ 
Greatest Hits -Sonny Turner (medley: “Only You,” “Great Pretender,” “Twilight Time,” “Harbor Lights,” “Magic Touch,” “My Prayer,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”); 
“1-2-3” - Len Barry
“Wah-Watusi” - The Orlons
“Venus in Blue Jeans” - Jimmy Clanton
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” - Shirley Alston Reeves(original lead singer of The Shirelles); 
“Cara Mia” -Jay Black (originally with Jay & The Americans); 
“Baby I Love You” - Ronnie Spector
“Be My Baby” -Ronnie Spector
“Da Doo Ron Ron” - La La Brooks(originally with The Crystals); 
“Then He Kissed Me” -La La Brooks (originally with The Crystals); 
“Get A Job” - The Silhouettes
“Looking For an Echo” -Kenny Vance & The Planotones.

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