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Re: They Still Got It
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2019, 10:18:17 PM »
 In 1964 a group that called themselves The Drifters came out with a couple of hit songs. Those two songs, one was called: "Up on the Roof", and the other "Under the Broadwalk", are still being sung live by that group, along with there lead singer, Charlie Thomas, who is now 82 years old.

 This live performance was done in August, 2019. Here Charlie Thomas introduces the members of the group and sings those two songs.

  

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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2019, 07:33:20 AM »
Just getting back to Paul Anka and "Diana" for a moment, he was with "Cousin" Bruce Morrow at the 1010 WINS studio (when WINS was a top 40 station) and Morrow debuted that record. Willy, great songs by the Drifters who started way back in the early 50's with a few other lead singers. I like all of their recordings but "White Christmas" is one of the best.

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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
Just getting back to Paul Anka and "Diana" for a moment, he was with "Cousin" Bruce Morrow at the 1010 WINS studio (when WINS was a top 40 station) and Morrow debuted that record. Willy, great songs by the Drifters who started way back in the early 50's with a few other lead singers. I like all of their recordings but "White Christmas" is one of the best.

 Charlie, "White Christmas" by the Drifters is my favorite too. What better time to play it but now with Christmas, 2019 approaching.

 So Charlie, aka "memory master", jungle bells and Merry Christmas; "This one's for YOU".

  

 
 Also for the members who might be interested in a couple more Doo Wop Christmas Melodies, check out "A DOO WOP CHRISTMAS" in the Videography Section.

 It includes, Brenda Lee, Kenny Vance, Johnny Mastro, Ronnie Spector, Larry Chance and the Earls, of course The Drifters (White Christmas) and Doo Wop singer Doreen Arminio, daughter of a retired FDNY Firefighter

 This is the link.

 http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,54879.0.html 
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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2019, 09:46:03 PM »
The Drifters actually go back a long way before 1964. Clyde McPhatter was the original lead in the 50s, replaced by Ben E. King in the late 50s. Both went solo, King in 1961 with “ stand by me “. “Up on the Roof” was 1962/3.

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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2019, 07:50:34 AM »
Probably 1954 with Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pickney, Gerhart and Andrew Thrasher. Their first hit was "Honey Love."

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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2019, 04:35:41 PM »
 His first big hit came out in 1975. The title of that song is called: "Mandy" and today Barry Manilow, at 76 years old, is still doing live shows.

 Here is that first song, "Mandy" being sung 48 years later, along with a few other of his famous hits.

  

 One of our more senile, I mean senior members of this site had a little "thing" for this famous female singer (video below). This song was originally sung by the Shirelles and then the Beatles.

 Unfortunately this female singer passed away in 2016, but I would like to post this song in her memory, and for our "unnamed" senior member. Actually he told me "she sang this for him".

 Anyway, the name of the song is: "Baby it's you" and she sang it in 1969. Maybe you remember Gayle McCormick, who passed away in 2016 at 67 years old.

  
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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2019, 06:05:16 AM »
Sad to report that we lost Herb Cox, founder and lead singer of "The Cleftones" on December 7th. They had hits with "Little Girl Of Mine", "Can't We Be Sweethearts" among others. The group hailed from the Jamaica section of Queens and before they became known they used to practice and rehearse in the rear of a beauty salon on Merrick Blvd. and 111 Avenue. I had the pleasure meeting and speaking with Herb at a show when I worked part time at the old WNYG 1440 on Long Island. Herb was also a vice president of, I believe, of Citi-Bank or Chase for years. Rest In Peace Herb and thanks for the memories.

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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2019, 06:25:26 AM »
Once again we have lost a popular singer from our time. Sad to say that Jack Scott passed away on December 12, 2019 at the age of 83. He gave Elvis a run for his money in the late 50's and early 50's with songs such as "Goodbye Baby", What In The World's Come Over You", "My True Love" to mention a few. Thanks for the memories and Rest In Peace Jack.

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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2019, 08:30:08 AM »
 Thank you Charlie (memory master) for these updates of individuals who entertained many of us with their musical talent. As many of us know, it was such a different time then. American Bandstand, our high school dances, those fancy cars, and our favorite hangout was the place to be. All as we listened to our favorite songs play on our AM car radios.

 

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2020, 09:30:40 PM »
 This hit came out in 1961. They also did "Face of an Angel" in 1960 and "Shout" in 1962.

 Today Joey Dee is 79 years old and is still performing in front of live audiences.

 These days Joey Dee, lead singer of the Starlights, is still singing his famous hit "Peppermint Twist". Just as he did some 59 years ago.

    


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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2020, 08:26:47 PM »
 In 1961 this was a Big Hit for a group called: The Capris

 Here the Capris perform that big hit from almost 60 years ago singing it to a live audience in September, 2019

  



 Then we move ahead into the 1970s and a guy by the name of Eddie Holman sang these two hits. Eddie Holman is 73 years old and he recently sang these songs before a live audience in November, 2019.

  

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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2020, 08:51:37 PM »
 This 79 year old singer sang this very popular song in Orlando, Fla in May, 2019, before a live audience. He wrote it back in 1968 - over 50 years ago.

 The name of that song is "Delilah" and the singers name is, Tom Jones.

  

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« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2020, 07:40:35 PM »
 When I'm not chasing fire trucks or eating ice cream or Big Macs, I like to go check out some music of the days gone by. Music of the 50s, 60s and some 70s. I am impressed with those singers who "Still Got It" and do live shows after some 40, 50 and even 60 years.

 So with that said, I hope you don't mind, this is another one of those guys I'm talking about. Next month in March, 2020 he'll be 81 years old and still out there doing live shows. He is from New York City and his first hit song was back over 60 years ago in 1957.

 Here are two videos that I hope you enjoy sung by Mr Neil Sedaka as he plays the piano. One in 2017 and the other from 2019.

  

  

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« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2020, 05:29:49 PM »
 This COVID19 is even having it's affects on people like 83 year old Engelbert Humperdinck.

 Here he is just checking in with you during these self isolation times.

  

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« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2020, 02:32:15 PM »
So back in 1970 I was not that interested in music; concentrated on riding E 248 in my spare time.  My real job was working at First National City Bank in a branch on Avenue J and East 13th Street, Brooklyn.  One day an attractive couple came in to open a checking account.  In completing the forms, I asked the guy who he worked for and he said Jay and the Americans.  Being clueless, I said what is that.  He just said: " a group" so I said: "a group of what?"  And that is how I learned about Jay and the Americans for he was one of the Americans.  I became a big fan of their music and had many of their albums.

 

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