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Doo Wop Generations (MY MUSIC)

Charlie Thomas of Charlie Thomas' Drifters is among the legendary performers.
Courtesy of TJL Productions
Charlie Thomas of Charlie Thomas' Drifters is among the legendary performers.

Airs Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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A Reunion of Doo Wop Legends as They Pass the Torch to the Next Generation of Singers

Join R&B legend Little Anthony, Sha Na Na’s Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and producer TJ Lubinsky in this new MY MUSIC special that reunites the original artists of Doo Wop as they pass the torch to the next generation of singers.

Shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey, it’s a sentimental, emotion-packed night of nostalgia.

Give $25/month or $300 now and get the “Doo Wop Generations” combo with 3 DVDs and 6 CDs. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD or CD only is at the $120 level. The DVD set or CD set only are at the $240 level.
Courtesy of TJL Productions
Give $25/month or $300 now and get the “Doo Wop Generations” combo with 3 DVDs and 6 CDs. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD or CD only is at the $120 level. The DVD set or CD set only are at the $240 level.

Performers include Kenny Vance and the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.

Kenny Vance (pictured) and The Planotones perform the nostalgic anthem “Looking for an Echo.”
Courtesy of TJL Productions
Kenny Vance (pictured) and The Planotones perform the nostalgic anthem “Looking for an Echo.”

MY MUSIC searched the country to find a new generation of Doo Wop singers to pay tribute to these veteran artists as they return to the stage for a final celebration.

This concert for PBS also highlights performances that tell stories about the original singers — their triumphs, challenges and eternal love for this music — and inspirational recollections from friends and loved ones.

"Doo Wop Generations" (MY MUSIC) features these performances:

• “Runaround Sue” – The Virginia Gentlemen with The Del-Satins

• “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – The Alley Cats with Jay Siegel’s Tokens

• “Book of Love” – The Tee-Tones

• “Tonight, Tonight” – The Redondos

• “You Belong To Me” – The Duprees with Chris Ruggiero

• “Who’s That Knockin’” – The Whiptones

• “Sh-Boom” – Street Corner Renaissance

• “1000 Thousand Miles Away” – Street Corner Renaissance with The Heartbearts

• “The Angels Listened In” – JT Carter’s Group with Peter Lemongello, Jr.

• “The Worst That Could Happen” – JT Morgan and Brooklyn Bridge

• “Dedicated To The One I Love” – The Lovettes

• “This Magic Moment”– Justin & James, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters,

Jay & The Americans

• “Those Magic Changes” – Asa and The Modern Gentlemen

• “Those Magic Changes” – Johnny Contardo

• “Oh, Rose Marie” – Freddy Velas & The Silvertones

• “Come & Go With Me” – The Kingpins

• “Born Too Late” – The Whatabouts

• “Lollipop” – Shy Of A Dozen

• “The Diary” – Kid Kyle

• “My Prayer” – Frank Pizarro

• “In The Still Of The Night” – Fred Parris & The Five Satins

• “Stand By Me” – The Cat’s Pajamas

• “Since I Don’t Have You” – The Modern Gentlemen and The Skyliners

• “A Sunday Kind Of Love” – The Modern Gentlemen

• “Angel Baby” – Gwynne Alden

• “This I Swear” – Kenny Vance & The Planotones

• “Looking For An Echo” – Kenny Vance & The Planotones with Entire Cast

Credits:

Produced by TJL Productions. Executive Producer TJ Lubinsky is on Facebook.

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