The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club proudly presents its 4th Annual Doo Wop Rock and Roll Oldies Show on Friday May 6th at the Mahopac High School, 421 Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac, NY starting at 7 PM.
The oldies show will be headlined by Shirley Alston Reeves - original lead voice of The Shirelles in addition to Bob Miranda & The Happenings and a return appearance by Larry Chance & The Earls.
The Shirelles became known throughout the world when they placed six singles in the Top Ten, and their songs have become classics and have since been covered by many artists, including the Mamas and the Papas and Dusty Springfield. The Beatles covered “Baby, It’s You” as well as the lesser known “Boys”.
“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, written by Carole King, was featured in the hit movie “Dirty Dancing” with Shirley on lead vocal. “Mama Said” also led by Ms. Reeves was used in a major promotional campaign for Pepto Bismol. She also has a Wendy’s commercial in her long list of achievements, as well as one of the first Rock and Roll Coca-Cola commercials.
1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Shirley Alston Reeves, is loved by all who have had the pleasure of meeting and hearing her golden vocals. Her show is designed to please even the toughest musical appetites. Shirley will perform her other timeless classics such as “Soldier Boy”, “This is Dedicated To The One I Love”, “Foolish Little Girl”, and “Tonight’s The Night”.
In May 1966, The Happenings virtually exploded onto the national charts with their first single release, "See You In September".
The song quickly spiraled up the charts to become an international #1 record throughout the entire summer. Most recently, Entertainment Magazine has listed "See You In September" in the top 100 summer songs of all time! The Happenings, continuing to become a major force in the music industry, soon released their next smash hit "Go Away Little Girl" and hugely successful album "Bye, Bye, So Long, Farewell". With Bob Miranda, the lead singer of The Happenings and the voice that literally spearheaded the group into international stardom, many great releases were to follow including the classic hits, "I Got Rhythm", "My Mammy", and a virtual treasure chest of hit albums!
Rounding out the talent for the evening will be the ever popular Larry Chance and The Earls. The Earls, originally from the Bronx, NY, present a unique combination of classic doo wop vocals and upbeat contemporary sound.
Whether stealing the show at the Bay Front Auditorium in Tampa, or wowing the crowd in a local night club, The Earls are a class act. Their novel approach to the oldies of the early rock years bring back memories, while still exciting audiences of all ages who are new to the sound of The Earls.
The Earls’ fans will certainly be in anticipation for the group to sing their many hits which include “Life Is But A Dream”, “I Believe” and “Remember Then”.
The evening of rock and roll is being sponsored by PCSB Bank, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, in addition to Dwyer Agency, Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, Town of Carmel Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Bucci Brothers Deli and Catering, and Mahopac News.
Tickets for the show are $35 each ($30 in advance) and can be purchased at PCSB Bank (Mahopac Branch), Bucci Brothers Deli, and Tompkins Mahopac Bank (Mahopac branch).
For more information, visit www.lakemahopacrotary.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 588 - 0394.