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Pam & Charlie Horner's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Part 4 - The Dinner


 

We have restricted our identification of people in the following photos to those well known to the group harmony scene.  If you would like to be identified beneath the photos and weren't, please drop us an email and we'll be glad to mention you.

Except where credited, all photos on this page taken by JDV Music and Design, www.jdvmusic.com, and remain the property of Classic Urban Harmony LLC.  JDV is the official photographer, videographer and sound system provider for Classic Urban Harmony LLC.
 

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Following the reception, all of the guests moved into the main ballroom.  Each guest had picked up a table card with their name and a photo of a rare record label on it.  The record label corresponded to the table designation, as noted by a framed label on each table.  When everyone was seated, we (Pam & Charlie) entered the ballroom from a grand stairway to the song, "Partners For Life" by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters.


 



 

 


 


 

 

Pam & Charlie open the dancing to the tune of
"These Golden Rings" by the Turbans.


 

(Photo courtesy of Marian & Frank Cicerale)


(Photo courtesy of Sandy & Bill Proctor)


Guests joined in dancing on the second song,
the Cardinals' "Here Goes My Heart To You"


The Chance Label Table


We chose Chicago's legendary Chance label for our table since it is part of our Classic Urban Harmony logo.  At our table were seated family and friends, including Mr. & Mrs. Doc Robinson (Master-Tones).


Members of Charlie's family
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)


Members of Charlie's family
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)


Chance Label Table
(Photo courtesy of Sue Johnson)


 

Sabre Label Table


Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Patty & Val Shively


Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Sandra & Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson is a former co-host of Charlie's radio program


Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Toni & Bill Keith
Bill is a former member of numerous vocal groups including the Blendtones,
A Moment's Pleasure and the (Philadelphia) Students as well as a former
co-host of Charlie's radio program.


Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Dolores & Angelo Pompeo.  Angelo is a noted
record collector and group harmony expert.


Sabre Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Terry Stewart.
Terry is President of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Apollo Label Table
Table included (left to right): Pam Nardella, Little Isidore, Wayne Smith
(Capris & Inquisitors), Sandra Italiano, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Schmitt (Cornerstone),
Janet "Queen" Alvarez and Carlos "King Arthur" Alvarez


Apollo Label Table
Little Isidore, Charlie & Pam, Sandra Italiano, Wayne Smith


Apollo Label Table
Serius XM Radio's Cool Bobby B


Gee Label Table (front row, left to right):  Steven Kahn (group harmony historian & writer),
Mr. & Rev. John Jones (Norristones).  Back row, (left to right), Sharon Brembly,
Jim Bakay (WRDV Radio and Street Corner Five), Barbara Jean English
(Clickettes), Smitty (Quiet Storm), Lois Powell (Chantels)


Charlie & Pam visit the Gee Label Table with Barbara English & Lois Powell


Gee Table
Smitty, Charlie & Pam, Steven Kahn


Gee Table
Charlie & Pam with Mr. & Rev. John Jones
John is a former member of A Moment's Pleasure, now with the Norristones


Gee Table
Charlie & Pam with WRHU's Gordon Skadberg & friend Gloria


Gee Label Table
Charlie & Pam with "Night Train" Jim Bakay
Jim sings with Street Corner Five as well as hosting a radio show on WRDV-FM


Vee-Jay Label Table
Table included among others, members of the Tymes,
the Plurals and the family of Silhouettes' Rick Lewis.


Pam & Charlie visit the Vee-Jay Label Table
Representing the Silhouettes are Shana and Elaine Lewis.
Tymes' Norman Burnett on right.


New Silhouettes Two-CD package just released by Elaine & Shana Lewis.
Most complete Silhouettes package to date, including doo wop & soul
releases as well as rare recordings and parts of Charlie Horner's
1980's interview with the Silhouettes.


Vee-Jay Label Table
Pam & Charlie, Tymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett


Vee Jay Label Table
Pam & Charlie, Plurals' Carl Anderson & friend Linda


Vee Jay Label Table
(Right to left) Pam & Charlie, Tymes' Lafayette & Rose Gamble


The Phila Label Table
(Left to right at table: Harold Leiter (Balladeers), Mr. & Mrs. Ron Greilich,
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Gilliano, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Applebaum
Back row: Carl Tancredi & friend Holly, Mr. & Mrs. Don Leins.


The Phila Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Holly & Carl


The Phila Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Harold Leiter, Denise & Don Leins


The Phila Label Table
Charlie & Pam, Ron & Karen Greilich


The Phila Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Kathleen & Matt Gilliano


Dom D'Elia visits Phila Table's Steve Applebaum & Carl Tancredi
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


The Phila Label Table
Don holds up his Phila Label table card
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


Jimmy DePre visits Harold at the Phila Label Table
Carl samples the appetizer
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


The Red Robin Label Table
At table, left to right: Vic and Camille Donna, Shelly & Sandy Buchansky (Vito & Salutations),
Johnny Boy Mirablia, Danny Pesci and son.  Johnny and danny are members of the The Vic
Donna Group.  Top row: George Marchese and Dom D'Elia of the Vic Donna Group,
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cicerale.  Frank sings with the acappella group, Remember Then.


Red Robin Label Table
Shelly Buchansky, Charlie, Johnny Mirablia, Pam, Danny Pesci


Red Robin Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Sandy & Shelly Buchansky


 

Red Robin Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Camille & Vic Donna


Red Robin Label Table
Clockwise from lower left: George Marchese, Dom D'Elia, Charlie, Pam, Vic Donna



Jax Label Table


Jax Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Dick Plotkin of the Magics
and Precisions and owner of the Debra label


(From the Classic Urban Harmony Archives)


Jax Label Table
Bill Proctor, Charlie, Pam & Lynn Fuchella


Jax Table
Pam & Charlie with Carolyn & Kris Gjoka


Jax Table
Charlie with Sandy & Bill Proctor.  Bill is a leading authority on the Ink Spots


Jax Table
Pam & Charlie with good friends


Jubilee Label Table
Our neighbors


Jubilee Table

 

Jubilee Table

 

Jubilee Table

 

The Princeton Label Table
Our Neighbors


The Princeton Label Table


The Harlem Label Table


The Harlem Label Table
Frank Chille, Charlie, Pam, WRSU's Lou Rallo


The Harlem Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Ann Levine, Bob Bosco
Bob Bosco writes for Echoes of the Past


Harlem Table
Pam & Charlie with Sandy & George Frunzi
George hosts Gold radio's "Down on the Streetcorner"
and writes for Echoes of the Past


Harlem Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Lauren & K.J. O'Doherty


Aladdin Label Table
Charlie & Pam with Del Larks Sammy Campbell, Ron Taylor, Judy Haskins


Aladdin Label Table
Pam & Charlie with WFDU's Christine Vitale and Choice's E-Z


Aladdin Table


Rama Label Table
At table: Stephanie, Frannie & Joe Grimaldi (Ecstasies), Darrall Campbell (New Emage
& Ecstasies); Top: P.J. Noce, Bill Hyde & Frankie Lafaro (Frankie & the Fashions)


Rama Label Table
Carmen & Buzzy Garland with Charlie & Pam


Rama Label Table
Charlie, Pam, Joe & Frannie Grimaldi
 

Rama Label Table
Charlie, Pam & Darrall Campbell (New Emage)


(From the Classic Urban Harmony Archives)


Rama Table
Frankie Lafaro, Pam, Charlie, Joe Grimaldi, Bill Hyde


Gotham Label Table
At table: Bill Diamond (Cornerstone), Tom Rowell, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Thompson
Bob Campbell; Back row: Jeff Beckman, Tom Hight, Jimmy DePre


Tren-Town Label Table
Our Neighbors


La Beat Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders' Robert "Tex" Wrightsil,
Abdur Rahman Hatim, Harold "Sundance" Thomas


La Beat Label Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders


La Beat Table
Pam & Charlie with Masqueraders' Sundance


La Beat Table
Tommie Shider, Charlie Coleman, Johnnie Barlow, Richie Camacho, Tommy Lockhart
 

Charlie's welcoming toast


 

 

 

 

The Palace provided a gourmet meal, starting with a choice of salad and appetizers (potato crusted crab cake with micro arugula & fennel salad with stone ground mustard & herb vinaigrette OR warm grilled eggplant with boursin cheeze and oven dried tomato bundle with red tomato emulsion and herb salad.

For an entree, guests had a choice of an herb seared filet of beef, fingerling potato confit, tomato, parmesan and eggplant gateau with sweet port wine glaze OR herb roasted crispy skin salmon with preserved lemon, five select wild mushrooms and chive whipped potatoes with olive oil and fresh thyme.

Deserts included either a Warm Granny Smith Apple and Almond Tart, baked apple and almond cream with rum raisin ice cream OR Warm Chocolate Nirvana, flourless chocolate cake, liquid ganache center with sweet cherry ice cream.

Dancing followed with group harmony songs spin by DJ and MC, King Arthur.  Some of the many celebrities in attendance were also acknowledged at this time, while their records were played.

   

Janet "Queen" Alvarez and King Arthur (our MC and DJ)
(Photo courtesy of Matt Gilliano)


 

Pam & Charlie swing dancing
(Photo courtesy of Marian & Frank Cicerale)


Plurals' Carl Anderson and friend and photographer, Rev. Skip Borsos, acknowledged


 

Click PART 5: The Concert, to see photos of the Masqueraders, the Sheps, Bobby Thomas of the Vibranaires, the Del Larks, Harry Schmitt of Cornerstone, Shelly Buchansky of Vito & the Salutations, the Vic Donna Group, Frankie Lafaro of Frankie & the Fashions and Little Isidore of Little Isidore & the Inquisitors.

To see PARTS 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7, return to the Anniversary Page.


 

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