An Evening of Doo Wopp
Saturday, September 21st at 8pm
Tickets: $35-$50 (service fee not included)
Showare Ticket Link: http://paramounthudsonvalley.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=400
A fantastic night of New York Doo Wopp at the Paramount Hudson Valley will be held on September 21st at 8:00 PM. Sit back, relax and listen to the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ DRIFTERS, Jay Siegel’s TOKENS featuring Jay Traynor of Jay and the Americans, Larry Chance & the EARLS, The WHIPTONES, and The CLASSIC SOUDS.
Charlie Thomas’ DRIFTERS
Rock and roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was originally a member of a group known as the Five Crowns and in 1958 along with Ben Earl Nelson (later known as Ben E. King), the Five Crowns became THE DRIFTERS.
While the The Five Crowns had met with little commercial success, they enjoyed local popularity in New York City and that is why they were on the bill at the Apollo Theater in 1958 when George Treadwell fired his famous group, THE DRIFTERS. It was Charlie Thomas’ voice that Treadwell heard and hastily recruited the Crowns to become the new DRIFTERS. The new DRIFTERS first release in 1959 was a song called “There Goes My Baby”. This was the beginning of what is generally acknowledged as the Golden Years of the DRIFTERS when they recorded numerous, memorable hit songs that are loved by millions. In 1988, Charlie Thomas, along with other original members, Doc Green, Ben E. King and Elsberry Hobbs were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Charlie has also received an award from the Rhythm and Blues foundation and was inducted into The Vocal Music Hall of Fame in 2000. It has been said that Charlie Thomas’ voice is one that the world would enjoy forever, and he was right. You can hear Charlie Thomas as a lead singer or a strong tenor voice in the background on Drifters Classics such as: Save the Last Dance for Me, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment, Saturday Night at the Movies, On Broadway, There Goes my Baby, I Don’t Want to Go On, and Roomful of Tears