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Doo Wop Extravaganza

29th April 2018 - Sunday 15:00

Doo Wop Extravaganza, the all-star tour featuring some of the best Doo Wop artists is coming to NYCB Theater!

Headlining the tour are The Duprees and supporting them are The Marcels, The Coasters, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Elegants, The Capris, and The Knockouts. The Duprees were founded in early 1960s in Jersey City (New Jersey) by high school students Michael Arnone, Joe Santollo, John Salvato, Tom Bialoglow, and lead singer Joey Canzano (aka Joey Vann, later replaced by Mike Kelly). Their musical style was so impressive that musician and president of doo-wop record label Coed Records George Paxton signed them. He produced their first single (You Belong to Me) and it reached the US top ten in 1962. The group had more top 40 hits in the next few years and became renowned for mixing doo-wop vocals with big band arrangements. They had a few line-up changes and in 2006 the aforementioned line-up was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The Marcels were formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) by Cornelius Harp, Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. Fred’s sister named them after the marcel wave, a popular hair style of the day. They specialized in turning popular music songs into rock and roll and their 1961 version of the ballad ‘Blue Moon’ sold over 1 million copies, hit #1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart. In 2002 they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Don’t miss your chance to see these with their no-holds-barred creativity and musical energy! Click the button below to see Doo Wop Extravaganza on Sunday, April 29th!

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