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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #420 on: April 17, 2019, 03:10:38 PM »
Sadly another "DooWooper" has passed away. Joseph Terranova, aka Joe Terry of "Danny & The Juniors passed away on April 15. Dave White, another original member passed on March 16 of this year as well. Known for their 50's hits of "At The Hop" and "Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay", the group from Philadelphia consisted of Danny Rapp, Dave White, Joe Terry and Frank Maffei. Frank is the last surviving original member. As a side note, the "B" side of "At The Hop" was a song called "Sometimes When I'm All Alone" which is a slow dance song. Give it a listen and see what you think.

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« Reply #420 on: April 17, 2019, 03:10:38 PM »

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #421 on: April 18, 2019, 10:36:44 PM »
https://biggeekdad.com/2019/04/young-dumb-broke/

This 1950's R&B cover of "Young Dumb & Broke" by Postmodern Jukebox is wonderful.

And now Iím Old, Dumb and Broke! 


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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #423 on: May 31, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
WILLIE WINFIELD RETIRES.....   https://medium.com/@dhinckley/thats-the-way-it-goes-at-89-willie-winfield-steps-away-from-the-mic-7cc3e229148d

 One of the absolute best.One of the pictures shows a grp member Lowe Murray. Marlow Murray worked in 235 & 132

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #424 on: May 31, 2019, 10:08:16 PM »
WILLIE WINFIELD RETIRES.....   https://medium.com/@dhinckley/thats-the-way-it-goes-at-89-willie-winfield-steps-away-from-the-mic-7cc3e229148d

 One of the absolute best.One of the pictures shows a grp member Lowe Murray. Marlow Murray worked in 235 & 132
WILLIE WINFIELD RETIRES.....   https://medium.com/@dhinckley/thats-the-way-it-goes-at-89-willie-winfield-steps-away-from-the-mic-7cc3e229148d

 I didn't know that one member of the group was a member of the FDNY.

 But, this past January, 2019, I went to a Doo Wop Show at the Mohegan Sun Casino. When Willie Winfield came out with the group (the Harptones) he told us that he was 89 years old and needed to sit down while he sang some of their famous hits.

 This was one of those hits from that January, 2019 show, done by Willie Winfield and the Harptones.

*** Mr Winfield, Best Wishes for a very Happy and Healthy retirement. And THANK YOU for bringing your music into our lives for some SEVENTY Years. ***

 
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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #425 on: June 01, 2019, 01:40:01 AM »
  Yes, Willie D., Harptones group member Marlowe Murray was a member of the FDNY at E235 & L132. He passed away a few years ago. ;)

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #426 on: June 01, 2019, 09:24:23 AM »
Lowe was also a member of Squad 3 prior to his transfer into 132

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #427 on: June 02, 2019, 12:45:44 PM »
Fire House 5 Plus Two - 1950s Dixie Land:

     

     

     

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #428 on: June 15, 2019, 10:07:01 AM »
 For the Doo Wop Fans of this site, recently I received an email from one of our members of this site. He too is a Doo Wop fan and has contributed his knowledge of these GREAT MUSIC DAYs here as well. His name, Charlie T., aka "memory master".

 Charlie sent me a Doo Wop quiz which I enjoyed doing. So with that, I'd like to pass it onto you and see how you do too.

 The quiz is comprised of twenty (20) Doo Wop questions. What I'll do is post 5 questions for you to answer. When all 20 questions are posted, I'll pass on the right answers and see if you really know your Doo Wop history.

 Thank you Charlie and best of luck to all you Doo Wop Fans.

 Okay guys, here we go:

 1) When did Little Susie wake up ?
    a) The movie's over, it's 2 'clock
    b) the movie's over, it's 3 o'clock
    c) the movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

 2) "Rock Around the Clock" was used in what movie ?
    a) Rebel Without A Cause
    b) Blackboard Jungle
    c) The Wild Ones

 3) What's Mmissing from a Rock & Roll standpoint ? EARTH ____
    a) Angel
    b) Mother
    c) Worm

 4) "I found my thrill" - Where ?
    a) Kansas City
    b) heartbreak Hotel
    c) Blueberry Hill

 5) "Please turn on your magic beam _______ bring me a dream".
    a) Mr Sandman
    b) Earth Angel
    c) Dream Lover

 OKAY Guys, there's your First Five (5) Doo Wop questions. There are 15 more that I will pass on (probably in a series of five each). Write down your answers and NO CHEATING. After all 20 are finished, we'll post the correct answers.

 GOOD LUCK Guys and we'll leave you with this.

  

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #429 on: June 18, 2019, 08:45:14 AM »
 Continuing with our Doo Wop Test Quiz, questions #6 - #10.

 6) For which label did Elvis Presley first record ?
  a) Atlantic
  b) RCA
  c) Sun

 7) He asked: "Why's everybody always pickin on me" ? Who was he ?
   a) Bad, bad Leroy Brown
   b) Charlie Brown
   c) Buster Brown

 8) In Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife", the one with the knife was named:
   a) Mac Heath
   b) Mac Cloud
   c) McNamara

 9) Name the song with "A wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"
   a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
   b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
   c) Tutti Fruitti

 10) Who is generally given credit for originating the term "Rock And Roll" ?
   a) Dick Clark
   b) Wolfman Jack
   c) Alan Freed

  We have Ten more Doo Wop quiz questions to go. 

  Good Luck Guys.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #430 on: June 20, 2019, 03:45:39 AM »
NOT DOO WOP BUT BACK IN TIME.... 

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #431 on: June 21, 2019, 10:08:10 AM »
Sadly I report that another singer from "our" days has passed away. The lead singer of "The Lettermen", Jim Pike, passed away on June 9, 2019 from Parkinson's Disease. Jim was 82 years young. I'm sure you'll recall some of their hits, i.e. "The Way You Look Tonight", "Come Back Silly Girl", "When I Fall In Love" to name a few. Rest In Peace Jim and thanks for the memories,

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #432 on: June 24, 2019, 08:48:42 AM »
 Continuing with the Doo Wop Quiz, Part 3 of 4, questions #11 - 15.

 11) In 1957 he left the music business to become a preacher.
    a) Little Richard
    b) Frankie Lymon
    c) Tony Orlando

 12) Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" is written to what star ?
    a) Brenda Lee
    b) Connie Francis
    c) Annette Funicello

 13) The Everly Brothers were.....
    a) Pete and Dick
    b) Don and Phil
    c) Bob and Bill

 14) The Big Bopper's real name was:
    a) Jiles P. Richardson
    b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr
    c) Marion Michael Morrison

 15) In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr started a small record company called....
    a) Decca
    b) Cameo
    c) Motown

 GOOD LUCK GUYS.

 Part 4 of 4, the final questions will be coming up soon.

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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
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Re: The Ventures/Days of Doo Wop
« Reply #434 on: June 29, 2019, 09:47:42 AM »
 Doo Wop fans, here are the final FIVE questions to your Doo Wop quiz. Write down your answers and see how well you remember those GREAT DOO WOP DAYs. The answers to all TWENTY questions will be given in a few days.

 If you get them ALL right, without cheating, you will be Uncle Wilfred's (NFD2004) guest at the famous Johnny Rockets Restaurant at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Where the Days of Doo Wop music is remembered and their triple sized "he-man burgers" put the Big Whoppers to shame.

 The prize is limited to a "first come - first serve" basis.

 Let me also give a Special Thanks to this site member Charlie T., aka "memory master", for passing this Doo Wop quiz onto me.

 Okay guys, your last FIVE Doo Wop questions are:

 16) Ed Brynes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb". What TV show was he on ?
     a) 77 Sunset Strip
     b) Hawaiian Eye
     c) Surfside Six

 17) In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
     a) Carol Lynley
     b) Sandra Dee
     c) Natalie Wood

 18) They were a one hit wonder with "Book of Love".
     a) The Penguins
     b) The Monotones
     c) The Moonglows

 19) The Everly Brothers sang a song called "Till I .......... You".
     a) Loved
     b) Kissed
     c) Met

 20) Chuck Berry sang: "Oh, ........... why can't you be true".
     a) Suzie Q
     b) Peggy Sue
     c) Maybelline