Do-Do-Do-Do-Doo Wop at ‘The Z’ This Saturday
If you were a teenager in the 1950s and early 60s, Doo Wop music conjures up memories of listening to your collection of 45-rpm hits on your record player, hanging out with friends on "The Ave," having a vanilla coke and making out. If that put a smile on your face, wait and see what producer-promoter extraordinaire Todd Baptista has for you in his DOO WOP XVII: Brothers in Harmony concert at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
You hum that fabulous melody, "Under The Boardwalk," while I tell the folks that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas and his Drifters will be there, as well as Caesar Berry, the original first tenor of the Tymes, ("Wonderful, Wonderful"); Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions ("Just To Be With You"); Stan Zizka's Del Satins, the group behind Dion's classic classic hits like Runaround Sue; and Jack Columbo's Coast to Coast Band.
Todd and I chatted briefly on the air with Ceasar Berry, who's so excited to be making his first appearance here on the SouthCoast. The show is three hours and jammed with 40 hit after hit songs that you'll recognize immediately, like "Up On The Roof," "This Magic Moment" and "So Much In Love."
I guarantee the music will transport you back to those nostalgic times. The concert will be dedicated to two very special people, one of whom is the late Joe Jesus, the originator of 50s Night and the owner-operator of the famed Peanut Shop in downtown New Bedford.
Get your tickets now for the greatest Doo Wop show since the days of Dick Clark in Philadelphia! Call the Z Box Office at (508) 994-2900 or online at Zeiterion.org.