Doo Wop Concert
From Mike Dippel
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on Sat Mar 5 09:56:08 2022
My wife and I attended the Doo Wop Reunion's 20th Anniversary in Clearwater Florida
last night, and the lineup put me in Doo Wop heaven.
Artists included Joey Dee and the Starliters (Peppermint Twist), Larry Chance and the
Earls (Remember Then), the Drifters (Under the Boardwalk, Stand By Me) and the Coasters (Searchin', Yakety Yak and a slew of other hits). Also performing were Kenny
Vance and the Planetones (Loookin' For an Echo), Jay Siegel and The Tokens (The Lion
Sleeps Tonight. Tonight I Fell in Love) and a group out of Detroit known as The Shades
Of Blue (Oh How Happy).
As with any aging group, some singers have lost a bit of their singing voices and some
had to sit a while when singing, but overall it was a great concert.
Years ago, Larry Chance had throat cancer but is now cancer free. Kenny Vance suffered
from a tear in his artery but mad a comeback and still sounds great!
Growing up in Detroit, I wasn't exposed to the group harmony that was prevalent in
Philadelphia and the Bronx, but once I was exposed, it became my favorite form of
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