A Doo Wop Celebration Tickets
Following the success of the previous editions of a Doo Wop Celebration at the Akron Civic Centre in Ohio, the show is back once again for yet another run this year. Presented by the Western Reserve Public Media, the show will take the audience member on a journey through time in which they will get to experience all the greatest hits of 1950s and 1960s in the traditional Doo Wop style.
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A Doo Wop Celebration
Doo Wop has its roots tracing back to 1940s when this style of blues and rhythmic music saw a major popularity among the African American community. Doo Wop achieved mainstream popularity during the 50s and 60s, which is why it is known as the golden era of this type of music. With A Doo Wop Celebration tickets in your hands, you’ll get to be a witness to all the hits from that golden period, sung to you by some of the biggest names from this genre of music. The upcoming event will mark the sixth consecutive edition of the show, following the positive response that it received for the previous years.
Like always, this year’s event will feature some of the big artists performing the hits for you live. Included in this year’s lineup, Charlie Thomas, is renowned for being a Tenor in the late 50s of a renowned R&B and Doo Wop group, The Drifters. He became a part of the Drifters back in 1958 when an entirely new lineup of the group was formed which comprised of King, Thomas, Dock Green and Elsbeary Hobbs. The new lineup of the Drifters released There Goes my Baby in 1959 and it became its first hit single. During his time with the Drifters, Thomas performed as the lead vocalist on two of its songs titled When My Little Girl Is Smiling and Sweets For My Sweet. In 1999 Thomas went on to attain a pioneer award by Rhythm and Blues Foundation, while in 1988 he was also inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Another great R&B singer who would be performing at the event is the former lead singer of the group The Shirelles, Shirley Alston Reeves. Reeves possess a strong and distinct style of singing and voice, which certainly puts her apart from many of the singers from the same genre. Throughout the 60s decade, Reeves has worked and enjoyed huge amount of success as the lead singer of the Shirelles and later she left the group in 1975 to pursue a solo career. She released A Little Help from My Friends as her debut solo album which featured the members of various other groups as well. Over the years, Reeves has been awarded with numerous accolades including an induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Reeves has also performed at the Doo Wop Celebration previously.
Joining them in the lineup this year will be the Platters’ former lead singer Sonny Turner. Prior to becoming the member of the Platters, Turner performed in another band called the Metrotones. Later in 1959 when Tony Williams, who was then the lead vocalist of the Platters, was to leave the group, Turner auditioned for the position and he got it. During his time with the Platters, Turner sand the group’s hit singles like I Love You 1000 Times, With This Ring, My Prayer, Only You and Washed Ashore. He lent his vocals for a number of hit singles of the band during the 1960s.
Combining all of these legends from the R&B music scene, the resulting event is only expected to be a memorable one. So this time around, as A Doo Wop Celebration comes for its sixth edition, grab your cheap A Doo Wop Celebration tickets to catch all of the hits from the 50s and 60s era.
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