TJ LUBINSKY PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL LEGENDS OF DOO WOP REUNITED FOR TWO INCREDIBLE NIGHTS OF ICONIC MUSIC AND NOSTALGIA WITH MY MUSIC: DOO WOP GENERATIONS
The new show from TV and music impresario TJ Lubinsky and co-hosted by R&B Legend “Little Anthony” Gourdine, Sha Na Na’s Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and TJ Lubinsky, will be taped at the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ on December 12th & 13th
Iconic performers include the TV return of Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Duprees, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, a tribute to Johnny Maestro with The Brooklyn Bridge, The Belmonts, The Del-Satins and More!
For nearly two decades, producer and woldradio.com radio personality TJ Lubinsky’s live performance Doo Wop specials such as “Doo Wop 50,” “Doo Wop 51,” “Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop” and “Rock, Pop & Doo Wop” have been among the most popular PBS pledge drive programs. Now, Lubinsky brings together many of the original legends of Doo Wop, who will reunite for two sentimental and emotion-packed nights of nostalgia with MY MUSIC: DOO WOP GENERATIONS,” featuring many of these iconic performers passing the torch of their songs to the next generation of singers.
Being taped live for an upcoming PBS MY MUSIC series special, MY MUSIC: DOO WOP GENERATIONS, will take place at the historic 1000-seat Paramount Theater in Asbury Park on December 12th &13th from 6-11pm. Tickets for the event are priced at $60 for both nights, and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com.
“I think of ”Doo Wop Generations” akin to a special family recipe, handed down from great grandparents to grandparents, parents to grandkids—a shared family musical experience that tells the warm and fuzzy stories of the original groups from their start over 60 to 70 years ago as the originals take the stage for the last time,” says Lubinsky. “Over the past several years, we’ve searched the world and held over a thousand auditions to discover a new generation of Doo Wop singers to pay tribute to the original artists as those veterans return for a final celebration.”
Co-Hosted by R&B legend Little Anthony, Sha Na Na’s Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and Lubinsky, performers on MY MUSIC: DOO WOP GENERATIONS include: Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers (“Why Do Fools Fall in Love”), The Duprees (“You Belong To Me”), Bobby Wilson (son of Jackie Wilson), The Belmonts (“Where or When”), Larry Chance & The Earls (“Remember Then”/”I Believe”), Jimmy Gallagher, original lead of The Passions (“Just to Be with You”), Frank Mancuso, original lead of The Imaginations (“Guardian Angel”), Tony Pasalaqua, original lead of The Fascinators (“Oh Rosemarie”), Jay Siegel’s Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Save the Last Dance for Me”), The Marcels (“Blue Moon”), The Majors (“A Wonderful Dream”), The Del Satins (“The Wanderer”), Bowzer & Johnny, formerly of Sha Na Na (“Those Magic Changes” from Grease), Little Anthony (“Tears on My Pillow”), The Heartbeats (“A Thousand Miles Away”), and many other original artist appearances together with the new voices of Doo Wop.
Highlights of the two-night show will include a special screening of Fred Parris & The Five Satins reuniting 63 years after initially recording “In the Still of the Night” to perform their iconic anthem live at St. Bernadette’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut; Kenny Vance and The Planotones, performing his signature song “Looking for an Echo,” and a touching tribute to the late Johnny Maestro with the original singers from The Brooklyn Bridge and JT Carter, uniting for the first time to celebrate Maestro’s life of song with classic hits including “Step By Step,” “16 Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen.”
“This show is all about the emotions, the stories and the connections Doo Wop makes to both the original artists—including many original groups and singers that have never appeared on our specials—plus the discovery of new singers who perform the classic songs in their original arrangements, musical keys, and with powerful stage presence taught by (and often performed with) the original groups themselves,” Lubinsky says. “And, for the first time, we’re truly able to honor artists and groups that had disbanded or passed away long before the time we started making these live concert events.”
MY MUSIC: DOOP WOP GENERATIONS will air nationally on PBS stations in March 2018.