New Jersey produced more than its share of great Rhythm & Blues and Doo Wop groups. From the pre-Four Seasons groups mentioned in “Jersey Boys” to the Duprees, Monotones, Rivieras and Shirelles, you’ll hear fascinating stories about the doo wop music scene of 1950’s Newark, Plainfield, Jersey City, Bayonne and other cities in the Garden State when Charlie & Pamela Horner give their updated multimedia presentation, “Doo Wop Groups of New Jersey”..
• Hear how the Duprees got their name and listen to a rare tape they made before they ever recorded “You Belong To Me”,
• Follow the real origin of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons as the Four Lovers.
• Learn how a toothpaste commercial and an errant baseball led to the Monotones writing “The Book of Love”.
• Find out which groups’ career was cut short by a tragic fire and hear about groups like the Plazas, Ad Libs, Wizards, Sheps and Re-MemberThen.
Doo Wop historians Charlie & Pamela Horner’s multimedia presentation will take place at the South Plainfield Public Library, 2484 Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, NJ, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2 – 3:30 PM. (The Library is in the Municipal Complex). The Horners will cover doo wop groups from the Garden State! On exhibit will be photos of more than 50 doo wop groups from New Jersey. There’ll be captivating stories, photos from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives of records, photographs, sheet music and memorabilia, and plenty of music and video clips for to sing along with.
We’ve also learned that numerous singers will be in the audience, including Danny Ugarte (Plazas, Cameos), Ray Block (Ad Libs, Mark Stevens & Charmers, many others), Joel Katz (Wizards, Autumns, Twilight, Dynamics and many others), members of the Sheps and all the members of re-MemberThen.
Registration is now open. To register, please call the library at 908-754-7885.
The library’s website is www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/