April 22, 1964
Little Anthony & The Imperials recorded “I’m On The Outside Looking In” (#15 Pop), their first hit in almost five years.
1990 – Over 750,000 people crammed Central Park in New York City for the Earth Day festivities including a show starring Hall & Oats, Ben E. King and the B-52’s.
Top Single: “Betcha By Golly Wow” The Stylistics #6 1972
“Something Special” Nancy & Frank Sinatra
Birthday: Glen Campbell (Beach Boys) 1936
April 23, 1954
The Royals single, “Work With ME Annie” was issued beginning the era of “The Answer Record.” It became so popular (#22 Pop, #1 R&B) that the group renamed themselves Hand Ballard & The MIdnighters to avoid confusion with The Five Royales.
Top Single: “Sloop John B” The Beach Boys #8 1966
April 24, 1958
The Pastels (“Been So Long”) appeared on Alan Freed’s
Big Beat” show at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater along with Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Hollly & The Crickets. The Pastels lead singer, Dee Irwin went on to solo success with “Swingin’ On A Star” (#38, 1963)
1961 – Robert Zimmerman performed on record for the first time when he played harmonica for Harry Belafonte’s “Midnight Special” album and earned $50. He soon became better known for his songs and singing as Bob Dylan.
Top Single: “Baby Blue” The Echoes #14 1961 “Runaway Sue” Del Shannon #1 1961
Birthday: Freddie Scott (The Symphonics) 1933, Bernard Henderson (Hues Corporation) 1944,
Ann Kelly (Hues Corporation) 1947
April 25, 1960
Dion & The Belmonts charted with “When You Wish Upon A Star” only months before Dion split to go solo.
Top Single: “They Way You Do The Things You Do” The Temptations #14 1964
“Stuck On You” Elvis Presley #1 1960
April 26, 1975
Gladys Knight & The Pips “The Way We Were” charted becoming their 33rd of a career 42 top 100 singles.
1982 – Rod Stewart was robbed on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles while standing next to his $50,000 Porsche.
Top Single: “Middle Of The Night” The Clovers #5 R&B 1952 “Kiss” Prince #1 1986
Birthday: Maurice Williams (Zodiacs) 1938
April 27, 1981
Ringo Starr married actress Barbara Bach in Durango, Mexico after the pair grunted their way thru starring roles in the movie, “Caveman.”
Top Single: “I Will Follow Him” Little Peggy March #1 1963
April 28, 1958
The Drifters recorded their terrific, “drip Drop.” It was the last charter (#58 Pop) for the original group. Dion & The Del-Satins would later do a hit ”Power Doo Wop0” version in 1963 (#6)
1981 – Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles group Wings broke up.
Top Single: “Soldier Boy” The Shirelles #4 1962 “Good Luck Charm” Elvis Presley #1 1962
Birthday: Emma Pought (Bobbettes) 1942
April 29, 1957
The Dubs now legendary, “Don’t Ask Me To Be Lonely” (Gone #72) was released to less then enthusiastic reviewer response which in part stated: “A slow, dirge like ballad that is definitely on the dull side… a grand hodge podge of sound, is weak.”
1968 – The musical “Hair” opened on Broadway in New York. It ran for over 1,750 performances.
Top Single: “The Happening” The Supremes #8 1967 “Night Fever” The Bee Gees #1 1978
Birthday: Carl Gardner (Coasters) 1928, Bob Miranda (Happenings) 1942, Carnie Wilson (Wilson-Phillips) 1968
April 30, 1954
The McGuire Sisters “Goodnight, Sweetheart Goodnight” was released and became their first top 10 hit (#7).
Top Single: “Monday, Monday” The Mama’s & The Papa’s #3 1966
Birthday: Merill Osmond (Osmonds) 1953
The Lettermen, The Angels,
The Coasters and The Penguins to Be Inducted Into the Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame
PRESS RELEASE MAR 22, 2016
Meet and mingle with the best and brightest of the original Doo Wop generation as the GLOBAL DOO WOP COALITION hosts its inaugural induction gala in beautiful downtown Los Angeles at the historic Globe Theater. Celebrate the best of the old and the new as the Doo Wop classics take a bow.
Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The Global Doo Wop Coalition presents The Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala at the historical Globe Theater on April 23, 2016. The 2016 Inductees are Grammynominees, The Lettermen - When I Fall in Love and Hurts So Bad, The Angels - My Boyfriend’s Back and Thank You and Goodnight, The Coasters - Yakety Yak and Charlie Brownand The Penguins - Earth Angel. In addition, there will be a memorial tribute to the late Wally Roker of The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Awayanda special on-stage appearance bythe founding member of The Lettermen, Tony Butala.
Steven Allerick, who played Simba in the hit Broadway musical The Lion Kingand new artist Noah Jay, fresh off his appearance on The Today Show andPrank It Forward, will take part in a tribute to past Doo Wop legends. There will be a poignant moment when a very special surprise guest accepts for the late, great Coasters via pre-recorded video. Meet and mingle with such celebrities as Harry Elston of The Friends of Distinction andGrammynominated Hall of Fame producer, arranger and singer John "Sly" Wilson ofSly, Slick & Wicked.
The Global Doo Wop Coalition is proud to bring The Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala to The Globe Theater for our inaugural gala. The Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame will live stream the festivitiesincludingthe Red Carpet and the VIP Cocktail Party.
Contact: For interviews, photos or information:
Sydney Chandler – Board of Directors
The Global Doo Wop Coalition
(323) 696-0061 or (323) 217-6812
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