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Rock, Pop And Doo Wop (My Music)

Airs Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Sonny Turner's Platters sing a medley of their greatest hits including "Only You," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and "The Great Pretender" in "Rock, Pop And Doo Wop (My Music)."

Shirley Alston Reeves, center, original lead singer of The Shirelles, performs the number one hit from 1960, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" on "Rock, Pop And Doo Wop (My Music)."
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Above: Shirley Alston Reeves, center, original lead singer of The Shirelles, performs the number one hit from 1960, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" on "Rock, Pop And Doo Wop (My Music)."

Courtesy of TJL Productions

La La Brooks, original lead singer of The Crystals, performs a pair of 1963 hits — "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" and "Then He Kissed Me" on "Rock, Pop And Doo Wop" (MY MUSIC).

Courtesy of TJL Productions

Give at the $150 level during our membership campaign and receive the 5-CD collection including the "Rock, Pop & Doo Wop Original Soundtrack" (My Music), "The Ronettes & The Crystals Original Hits," "The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection" (2 CDs) and "Cameo Parkway - The Greatest Hits." This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). A 3-DVD set is available at the $150 level, and a CD/DVD combo package at $250.

Rock and pop legends Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960's rock, pop and doo-wop era in an all new "MY MUSIC" concert event.

This all-new special recorded in May 2010, at Pittsburgh's own Benedum Center, includes new live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.

Other highlights from the '60s pop-rock era include Jay Black (formerly of Jay & The Americans) delivering his show-stopping smash "Cara Mia" plus a rare appearance by Len Barry, who serves up his number one hit "1-2-3."

The complete list of featured songs and performers include: “Yakety-Yak”/“Charlie Brown” – Carl Gardner’s Coasters; “Can't We Be Sweethearts” - The Cleftones; “Silhouettes” - The Rays; “I Love You So”/ “Maybe” – The Chantels; “Blue Moon” – The Marcels; “Step By Step” - Johnny Maestro & The Crests; “Rhythm of the Rain” – John Gummoe (of The Cascades); “Book Of Love” – The Monotones; “A Little Bit Of Soap” – The Jarmels; “A Thousand Stars In The Sky” - Kathy Young; “Lovers Concerto” – Barbara Harris & The Toys; Platters’ Greatest Hits - Sonny Turner (medley: “Only You,” “Great Pretender,” “Twilight Time,” “Harbor Lights,” “Magic Touch,” “My Prayer,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”); “1-2-3” - Len Barry; “Wah-Watusi” - The Orlons; “Venus in Blue Jeans” - Jimmy Clanton; “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” - Shirley Alston Reeves (original lead singer of The Shirelles); “Cara Mia” - Jay Black (originally with Jay & The Americans); “Baby I Love You” - Ronnie Spector; “Be My Baby” - Ronnie Spector; “Da Doo Ron Ron” - La La Brooks (originally with The Crystals); “Then He Kissed Me” - La La Brooks (originally with The Crystals); “Get A Job” - The Silhouettes; “Looking For an Echo” - Kenny Vance & The Planotones.

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Rock, Pop And Doo Wop: Ronnie Spector

Above: This unforgettable evening of music showcases the enduring popularity of two of producer Phil Spector's most famous protégés. For the first time in four decades, Ronnie Spector (formerly of the Ronettes) is able to sing on TV the biggest hits from her days as the star of The Ronettes: "Be My Baby" and "Baby I Love You." History is also made when La La Brooks performs two girl group classics on which she formerly sang lead vocals for The Crystals: "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me." Other highlights from the '60s pop-rock era include Jay Black (formerly of Jay & The Americans) delivering his show-stopping smash "Cara Mia" plus a rare appearance by Len Barry, who serves up his number one hit "1-2-3."

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Rock, Pop And Doo Wop: The Marcels

Above: Pop-rock legends Ronnie Spector (formerly of The Ronettes) and Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) team up to host "Rock, Pop And Doo Wop," a celebration of the best-loved songs from the '50s and '60s. Recorded in May 2010 at Pittsburgh's own Benedum Center, this all-new MY MUSIC concert event features emotion-packed performances from iconic American voices that helped define rock and roll's golden age.

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Rock, Pop And Doo Wop Sneak Peek: The Orlons

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Avatar for user 'jensenlee'

jensenlee | March 6, 2011 at 2:47 p.m. ― 3 years, 7 months ago

What a great show from these legendary performers. Thanks, PBS, for bringing renewed attention to all these groups, especially one of the great girl groups of the 50s and 60s, the Shirelles. One of their best, “Dedicated to the One I Love,” originated with the great 50s R&B group, the “5” Royales and its guitarist Lowman Pauling.

I recently posted on my Rockaeology blog at http://tinyurl.com/64t75gl the story of how Pauling’s pioneering use of feedback and echo influenced guitarists like Eric Clapton.

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DooWopLover658 | June 12, 2011 at 7:19 p.m. ― 3 years, 4 months ago

Does anyone have any idea how to buy tickets to these Rock,Pop and Doo Wop concerts? Me and my wife would love to go to one of these events!

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chipdip | June 19, 2011 at 11:52 a.m. ― 3 years, 4 months ago

DooWopLover658, I looked around and found this :
http://www.richardnader.com/events/index.html ,
which has the upcoming dates and while looking around I did see that ticketmaster sells the tickets to these events. Hope this helps!

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