An exciting evening of music from the best performers of Doo Wop and Rock and Roll!
Released on: February 13, 2008, 11:25 am
Press Release Author: Prana Marketing
Press Release Summary: An exciting evening of music from the best performers of Doo Wop and Rock & Roll!
Press Release Body: LAR Enterprises
A Night Of Doo Wop/Rock & Roll At Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Featuring: Jay Siegel & The Tokens "Sixteen Candles" The Legendary Teenagers " Why Do Fools Fall In Love" Frankie Ford "Sea Cruise"
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30PM Tickets: $35 and $40
Englewood Cliffs, NJ ( February 5, 2008)
Jay Siegel and the Tokens Young men singing Doo Wop in high school bathrooms and on street corners across New York City was hardly extraordinary in the late 50s and early 60s. What is extraordinary, though, is the incredible feat that one of those groups from Brooklyn has accomplished.
First breaking onto the pop charts in 1961, THE TOKENS got back on the charts in the 1990s and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2004.
THE TOKENS continue to distinguish themselves with the second-longest chart span in the history of Rock & Roll. More than 30 years after the debut of their first big hit, \"TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE\", they re-emerged on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in August 1994, following the re-release of their chart-topping single, \"THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT.\" Making the statistic even more impressive, the South African folk song \"Wimoweh,\" which inspired THE TOKENS' song that went to #1 worldwide, first charted 42 years earlier. No other song title can claim that longevity
The Legendary Teenagers With the release of the Warner Brothers motion picture Why Do Fools Fall In Love, in the summer of 1998, interest was re-kindled in Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers. In the 1950\'s, the youngsters proved that teens could sing their own music and smash through social and ethnic barriers. With their first million selling crossover hit Why Do Fools Fall In Love, they influenced, inspired and opened the doors for Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Madonna, Paul Simon, Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Ronnie Dyson, Take 6, Ronnie Spector, Billy Joel, Boys II Men, and Ringo Starr; as publicly attested to by these artists. The first Rock \'n Roll/Pop act to succeed internationally, the Teenagers took the country of Panama by storm and had the distinct honor of representing America's new music before the Queen of England, in a Command Performance during their groundbreaking engagement at the famed London Palladium. Nominated for the Rock \'n Roll Hall of Fame every year from its inception, they were finally accorded that prestigious honor by being inducted in Los Angeles in January of 1993. This was followed in February 1994 by a Star being placed on Hollywood\'s Walk of Fame.
They are also proud members of the United In Group Harmony (U.G.H.A.) Hall of Fame. In October 2000, the Teenagers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and on March 29, 2002, the group was inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame of America. Frankie Lymons \"Legendary\" Teenagers were proud to be a part of the groundbreaking PBS blockbuster Doo Wop 51\" which debuted around the country on December 2, 2000.
Frankie Ford Frankie Ford sang his way to rock n\' roll immortality in 1959 with the mega hit "SEA CRUISE". That song has become one of the greatest rock n\' roll classics of all time. The tag line, \"OOH-WEE, OOH-WEE, BABY\" is one of the most recognizable lines in all of popular music.
He is known all over the world as the \"New Orleans Dynamo\" and spends about 200 days a year on the road. The legendary rock n\' roll pianist and performer continues to entertain the masses all over the world in concerts, nightclubs, casinos and festivals.
Eichelberger Performing Arts Center 195 Stock Street, Suite 200 Hanover, PA 17331 717-632-9356 Info@TheEich.org
For Ticket Information contact 717-637-7086 or go to BoxOffice@TheEich.org For Press information contact: Angela Thomas: (201) 503-1333