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The Doo Wop Cavalcade – The 2015 Tour
The one and only Doo Wop Cavalcade will be gracing the halls of the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Don't miss out on seeing this dynamic lineup of all of the best doo wop stars as they fill the seats for night after night of classic tunes. Don't let their extended stay in the city reassure you – tickets are almost gone and you don't want to miss out! Keep up to date on all of the very latest concert info on the Doo Wop Cavalcade right here on StubHub – your first and best choice for ticket and venue information on the world wide web!
No matter when the Doo Wop Cavalcade is performing, this lineup of doo wop stars will always deliver one of the premier shows in the industry. Their seasonal performances are set to be some of the biggest and best to date with all of your favorite 'fifties tunes. Don't miss out on this chance to relive the glory days of doo wop. Get your tickets today!
About the Doo Wop Cavalcade
If you are a fan of old school doo wop, you will not want to miss out on the legendary lineup that makes up the Doo Wop Cavalcade. You will be able to see some of the greatest doo wop stars, including John Kust & the Excellents, Johnny Farina, the Capris, Lenny Welch, Lenny Cocco & the Chimes, Willy Winfield & the Harptones, Shirley Alston Reeves, and the Duprees. The Doo Wop Cavalcade will be an evening of nostalgia and fun that is not to be missed!
One of the last surviving Italian doo wop groups to hold on into the 'sixties, the Duprees had an urban, Jersey-style take on their classic pop repertoire. This contemporary edge would allow them to keep up with the burgeoning rock scene. Holding their own in the tide of the British Invasion, the Duprees released records throughout this period.
Born Shirley Owens, Shirley Alston Reeves would establish a female doo wop group with three school friends in 1958. They amazed a school mother with a small label company at a school talent show, who subsequently signed them. The Shirelles made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Although the Harptones never found the commercial success of contemporaries like the Clovers, the Flamingos, or the Drifters, they are nonetheless one of the seminal doo wop acts of that era. The group's origins began in 1951 in Wadleigh Junior High School in Harlem, where classmates Freddy Taylor, Curtis Cherebin, and William Dempsey started harmonizing.
Lenny Cocco & the Original Chimes are the offspring of the Chimes, a band of Brooklyn vocalists who became one of the best American doo wop groups. The Chimes first came together in the mid-fifties under the helm of Lenny Cocco. Their first single would be released on Tag Records and was a cover of Tommy Dorsey's "Once in a While". They would release two more hit singles before reforming as Lenny & the Chimes in 1962. In 1963, they came out with a single on Vee-Jay called "Two Times".
Vocalist Lenny Welch was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 15, 1938 as Leon Welch. He began singing at a young age, forming groups and performing in talent shows. Towards the end of his teenage years, he and his outfit tried out for New York's Decca Records. The executives loved it and renamed Leon with the snappier "Lenny". The label would release a couple of solo 45s with Welch, but they did not sell well. It would be two years before his next break, when he would be introduced by Cadence Records owner Archie Bleyer by prize fighter Corey Wallace, and the rest is history.
Originally formed in the New York borough of Queens in 1957, the Capris consisted of lead singer Nick Santa "Santo" Maria, first tenor Mike Mincelli, second tenor Steve Reina, baritone Vinnie Narcardo, and bass Jon Apostol.
Johnny Farino and his brother Santo hail from Brooklyn. They fell in love with the country songs they heard on the radio. As a teen, Santo took up the steel guitar and established a trio of musicians who immediately began writing their own material. He later started teaching standard electric guitar to his younger brother Johnny, and together they embarked on a musical career.
John Kust & the Excellents hail from the Bronx and would make their debut with "You Baby You" and "Coney Island Baby" on Blast Records.
In the early 'sixties, "You Belong to Me" by the Duprees would become a Top Ten hit. As one of the Shirelles, Shirley Alston Reeves would make it big with the chart topping "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1960. The Harptones gave us doo wop classics like "Memories of You", "Life is But a Dream", and "A Sunday Kind of Love" that are still celebrated for their jazzy, sophisticated arrangements and complex harmonies. With various incarnations of the Chimes, Lenny Cocco would make it to number eleven in 1961 with "Once in a While" and to number thirty-eight that same year with "I'm in the Mood for Love". "You Don't Know Me" was Lenny Welch's first release and made noticeable waves. His second single with Cadence, "Since I Fell for You", would be his first true hit, rising to number five in 1963. The Capris are best known for their records "Morse Code of Love" and "There's a Moon Out Tonight", though these would not become popular until the 'fifties were finished. Santo and Johnny Farina are best known for their timeless instrumental piece "Sleepwalk". In 1962, John Kust & the Excellents would release the major hit "Coney Island Baby".
Despite their growing fame, the Chimes would disband in 1963 after they released the hit "Two Times".
The Doo Wop Cavalcade Concert Experience
Get ready for one of the best doo wop revues today. The Doo Wop Cavalcade brings one of the most exciting shows in the business. With a perfect mix of talent and showmanship, the Doo Wop Cavalcade will be a concert you remember forever.