An Evening of Pop & Doo Wop

Published On August 21, 2014 » 315 Views» By KCEP Webmaster » Past Events
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Enjoy an exciting night with: Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Joey Dee & The Starliters, and The Angels.

Date: August 23 – 24, 2014
Cost: Tickets from $15.95 plus taxes and convenience fees
Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:30pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:30pm Buy Tickets

Jay Siegel’s Tokens

The Tokens were one of the first independent, not to mention youngest, teams to produce recordings for a major label, breaking into the really big-time in 1962, when they became the first vocal group to record for another vocal group! Remember “He’s So Fine” by the Chiffons? That was the first of many smash hits Jay and his group had a hand in producing. They became the production geniuses behind numerous other hits by The Chiffons, as well as the biggest hits by Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Happenings, Randy and The Rainbows, and Robert John.

Besides leaving their imprint on the pop music scene as singers, songwriters, arrangers, producers, and record executives, Jay Siegel and The Tokens were successes as writers, producers and singers of commercials, reminding us that “Pan Am makes the going great…”, “Ban won’t wear off as the day…”, and that “Benson and Hedges are a silly millimeter longer…” They were also the voices for Clairol, General Foods, Wrigley’s gum, Sunkist and Wendy’s.

Jay Siegel and The Tokens are truly one of the pop music scene’s most versatile, talented and enduring groups!

Pop-Doo-Wop-SuncoastJoey Dee & The Starliters

“Well, meet me, baby, down on 45th Street” … is a line that was synonymous with The Peppermint Lounge in 1961 when Joey Dee and The Starliters were rocking the house with their smash hit, “The Peppermint Twist”, and shot to fame on the charts.

It all started when one weekend, a New Jersey act, Joey Dee & The Starliters, were booked to play at the then obscure Peppermint Lounge on West 45th Street in New York City, actress Merle Oberon and Prince Serge Oblinski came and danced the night away at the Peppermint Lounge. When this was reported the next morning by columnists Earl Wilson and Cholly Knickerbocker, it took barricades and mounted police to keep the crowds in line, which had backed up to Broadway, the next night!

Joey Dee & The Starliters became the house band and wrote the tune that would extend the Twist craze for another 6 months.

Now joined by original member Dave Brigati, Joey Dee and the Starliters continue to tour all over the US and Canada.

Pop-Doo-Wop-SuncoastThe Angels®

The Angels®, one of rock and roll’s favorite girl groups, are known world-wide for their million-selling Number 1 record, “My Boyfriend’s Back.” They are portrayed in the Broadway hit musical, “Jersey Boys,” and also in the movie of the same name, released in the U.S. in June 2014.

In 1961, sisters Barbara “Bibs” Allbut Brown and Jiggs Allbut Sirico founded the group that came to be known as The Angels®; they recorded two hits, “Til” and “Cry Baby Cry.” In 1963, Peggy Santiglia came on board as lead singer – it’s Peggy’s voice that you hear saying the famous lines, “He went away and you hung around, and bothered me every night.”

The Angels® – Bibs, Jiggs, and Peggy – continue to perform to sold-out concerts in the U.S. and abroad. Do not miss the opportunity to see The Angels® – the ORIGINAL girl group who captured the hearts of America in the 60s – and let The Angels® take you back in time, to your 60s and 70s, when they step on the stage…

Box Office:   702-284-7777 / 877-636-7111

You can also purchase tickets at the Suncoast Box Office
Open Daily Noon – 8:00pm
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