GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:00 pm
The annual GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR returns to Proctors on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with an amazing six act lineup plus a salute to Veterans to commemorate Veterans Day.
Headlining the show are The Duprees, a long-time favorite of Proctors' audience. Their romantic harmonies bring lush vocal quality to its including "You Belong to Me," "Have You Heard," "My Own True Love" and "Why Don't You Believe Me."
"The Legendary Teenagers" were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They were the first interracial (black, hispanic and white members) to have a number 1 hit. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" was number one in the US and the UK, and Frankie Lymon's vocals inspired Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to follow in his footsteps as teen idols. Other hits include "I Promise to Remember," "ABC's of Love" and "Goody Goody."
Jay Siegel's Tokens, formed in Brooklyn are best known for their chart topping 1961 hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." It is the only song in rock history to return to the charts 33 years later (it was featured in the movie sensation "The Lion King") and become #1 worldwide again. Multi-talented Jay Siegel also produced hit records for The Chiffons, The Happenings and Tony Orlando and Dawn. The Tokens were the first group to produce a number 1 hit for another group ("One Fine Day by The Chiffons)."
The Happenings, featuring incredible lead singer Bob Miranda, recorded several hit records, including #1 hit "See You in September," "Go Away Little Girl" and "I've Got Rhythm." "See you in September" is still considered one of the top 100 "summer songs" in pop history. The Happening's version of "God Bless the USA" is incredibly moving and is part of the show's Salute to Veterans.
Pittsburgh's The Marcels" had two huge hits, "Blue Moon" and "Heartaches." In their only Proctors performance, they energized and thrilled the crowd, so we had to bring them back.
Opening the show is Frank Pizarro, former lead singer of Herb Reed's Platters. The Platters had many huge hits, including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," "Only You," and "Twilight Time." Mr. Pizarro is a perfect choice to begin our Salute to Veterans. In addition to his two tours of duty in Iraq, Frank, as a member of the Fire Department of New York, was a first responder on 9/11 and rescued people during the evacuation of Tour 2 of the World Trade Center. He has sung the national anthem at many major events, including games at Yankee Stadium, and he will open the show by singing the National Anthem.
Five great acts, one great night of unforgettable music at Proctors on November 11. Thanks for helping to keep the music alive.
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