Legendary Groups of Rock and Doo Wop with Rocky & The Rollers
November 27 | 5 & 8pm
Resident $35 | General Public $40
Rocky And The Rollers have worked with DICK CLARK on many of his Rock and Roll shows. They have performed with and played for over 250 of the many great recording artists of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s like CHUCK BERRY, FABIAN, THE DRIFTERS, BO DIDDLEY, THE SHIRELLES, LOU CHRISTIE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, PETER NOONE, DANNY AND THE JRS., and DEL SHANNON just to name a few.
The guys have also performed many shows with the Late and Great WOLFMAN JACK and other radio and television personalities.
Rocky and the Rollers are best known as the touring band for BOWZER’S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY with Jon “BOWZER” Bauman former leader of SHA NA NA.
The Angels In 1961, sisters Bibs and Jiggs Allbut founded The Angels. They recorded “Til” which reached number 14 on the national charts. They next recorded an album which contained their second single, “Cry BabyCry”, a top 20 hit. In 1962 Peggy Santiglia joined the group. The girls recorded “My Boyfriend’s Back” which rose to number one on the national charts, selling over one million copies. They built on their initial success with top 20s hit “I Adore Him”, “Wow Wow Wee” and “Thank You and Goodnight”, all included in the top 20 album, “My Boyfriend’s Back”. The Angels appeared on many of the major TV shows of the day: Ed Sullivan, American Bandstand, Dean Martin, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Grammy Awards Show and arenas and venues all over the world. In 2005, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and in 2016 were honored to be inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame. The girls are also portrayed in the long running Broadway musical and feature film “Jersey Boys”. Bibs, Jiggs and Peggy are going strong together as a group after 55 years.
The Duprees are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits. If you take the Glenn Miller arrangements of the 1940's along with the tunes of Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole, (just to name a few) and the vocal harmonies of Tom Petillo, Tony Testa, Phil Granito and Jimmy Spinelli and put them together, you have the sound of THE DUPREES. The group, originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, was discovered by George Paxton, the president of Coed Records and former big band leader from the 1940's. Impressed with THE DUPREES’s smooth vocal quality, he had them record Jo Stafford's 1950's ballad "YOU BELONG TO ME" with a Big Band arrangement. It was an instant national hit and the group's first Million Seller. The unmistakable sound of THE DUPREES was born and the hits kept rolling: THE DUPREES took melodies that were hits in the 1940s and 50s, created new arrangements featuring their distinctive harmonies, and backed them with the big band sound. Their unique approach earned them hit records like “My Own True Love,” “You Belong to Me,” “Have You Heard,” “Why Don’t You Believe Me” and many more. Because of their unmistakable sound and style, THE DUPREES have become one of America’s best loved singing groups recording and performing great love songs for over 4 decades. Although the faces have changed over the years, THE DUPREES still entertain audiences in major venues throughout the world to standing ovations at each performance. Today’s DUPREES perform all the chart-topping songs you know and love, mixed with a few contemporary hits, like R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long (All Night).” After an evening with THE DUPREES, you’ll discover why their harmonies and hits are as timeless as ever. Along with their unique sound and outstanding vocal harmonies, The Duprees perform with showmanship that is individually and collectively, second to none. Thousands of fans around the globe are captivated by their wonderful mixture of romance, energy, and fun. When The Duprees take the stage, be prepared to be thoroughly entertained.
The Happenings virtually exploded onto the national charts in May of 1966 with their first single release, "See You In September". The song quickly spiraled up the charts to become an international #1 record throughout the entire summer. Most recently, Entertainment Magazine has listed "See You In September" in the top 100 summer songs of all time!The Happenings, continuing to become a major force in the music industry, soon released their next smash hit "Go Away Little Girl" and hugely successful album"Bye, Bye, So Long, Farewell". With Bob Miranda, the lead singer of The Happenings and the voice that literally spearheaded the group into international stardom, many great releases were to follow including the classic hits, "I Got Rhythm", "My Mammy", and a virtual treasure chest of hit albums! In the years to follow, The Happenings would travel and perform throughout the United States, Europe,and South America. Their venues would include large capacity concerts and appearances on nearly every major television show in America, including: The
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Smothers Brothers Show, and The Merv Griffin Show. They would share the stage with such music and entertainment giants as The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Joan Rivers, John Denver, The Drifters, The Kingston Trio, and many more! Today, the group consists of three principal members.With Bob Miranda at the helm, complemented by the outstanding musical and vocal talents of long standing members Bob Kulik and George Rizzi, the group is a powerhouse of nostalgia and contemporary material that truly captures the classic signature sound that has made The Happenings a worldwide favorite for 30 years! The Happenings continue to perform in concert arenas and major show rooms throughout the country. Their extraordinary vocal talent and unparalleled showmanship continues to consistently bring audiences to their feet literally everywhere they go! In the words of Richard Nader, one of the great concert promoters of all time, "The incredible sound of The Happenings is as good today as it was in the 1960's."