PERFORMING THESE GREATEST HITS!!!!
THE THE BILLY RICHARD'S
DIAMONDS TOKENS COASTERS FREDDY CANNON
Little Darlin' The Lion Sleeps Tonight Yakety Yak Palisades Park
Silhouettes Tonight I Fell In Love Charlie Brown Tallahassee Lassie
The Stroll Portrait Of My Love Poison Ivy Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Jukebox All-Stars, starring The Diamonds, The Tokens, Billy Richard’s Coasters and Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, is a high-energy, classic rock and roll journey through the greatest Top 40 hits of the late 50s, 60s, and beyond. These Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductees leave their fans wanting more. And this show can be customized to fit particular events, audiences and budget parameters. The standing ovations and return engagements are the proof - Jukebox All-Stars is musical entertainment at its very best! Don’t miss the opportunity to book this great show.
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Freddy Cannon is the singer of some of the mostmemorable ’50s and ’60s rock & roll hits. He is most closely identified with his four biggest-selling singles: “Tallahassee Lassie,” “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans,” “Palisades Park,” and “Action!” Recording his first Top Ten single at the age of 19, Freddy was an overnight sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. When his debut album, The Explosive! Freddy Cannon, hit Number One in England he cemented his fame in the British Isles. Freddy was featured on all of the top television shows in America and England, including Shindig!, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Where the Action Is, and The Mike Douglas Show. Freddy was such a hit with Dick Clark, that he became the most frequent guest star on American Bandstand. Freddy was one of the stars of the teenage cult films Just For Fun and Village of the Giants. Freddy was portrayed on the screen in George Clooney’s 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. His music has been featured in several films, including 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Where the Action Is! is Freddy’s first book.
THE DIAMONDS "CLASSIC ROCK & ROLL WITH TODAY'S ATTITUDE"
In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin’. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. The many honors and accolades include:
3 Gold Records (Silhouettes, The Stroll and Little Darlin’)
33 appearances on American Bandstand
Soundtrack – American Graffiti
Soundtrack – Happy Days
Vocal Group Hall of Fame
Doo-Wop Hall of Fame
Through the years since the release of Little Darlin’ THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson—the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include—with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. “We’ve been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to—today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”
The standing ovations and return engagements are the proof; THE DIAMONDS have taken the Classic Rock and Roll genre to a whole new level. THE DIAMONDS truly are – a cut above!
In 1961 THE TOKENS, four boys from Brooklyn, recorded, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the RCA label. The song (originally a Zulu folk song called "M'bube" and Anglicized to "Wimoweh") soared up the charts to become the number one hit in the nation. To date it has sold over 15 million copies and is known throughout the world. In a survey conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Record Industry Association of America The Tokens' classic recording of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" placed 159th in the top 365 records of ALL TIME.
THE TOKENS' other hits include "Tonight I Fell In Love," "I Hear Trumpets Blow," and "Portrait of My Love." They have also produced many number one recordings for groups such as THE CHIFFONS ("He's So Fine" & "One Fine Day"), THE HAPPENINGS ("See You In September & I Got Rhythm") and TONY ORLANDO & DAWN ("Candida," "Knock Three Times," & " Tie A Yellow Ribbon.") True rock pioneers, they were among the first to successfully use the falsetto lead voice, a sound that later influence groups from the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin and Rush. They were also the first group to play their own instrument tracks for recording sessions.
In 1998 THE TOKENS became the first and only group to sing the National Anthem in all major league ballparks in one season. This accomplishment landed them into the Guinness Book of World Records. On July 6th of 2005, The Tokens were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their blend of showmanship humor and excellent musicianship has made them a favorite headliner throughout the world.
BILLY RICHARD'S COASTERS
Yakety Yak (don’t talk back), Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy, Along Came Jones – these were just some of the hits of The Coasters in the late fifties. A DooWop legacy, their influence defined the comedic style of the decade and continues to live on through Billy Richards’ Coasters.
Billy Richards’ Coasters have made numerous TV appearances over time, from the early years on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand” to present day’s “America’s Funniest People”. They have performed at every major venue across the nation, toured with the legendary rock ‘n’ roll greats and have been featured on several national TV commercials. The impact of the Coasters music deepens with time and continues to resonate with audiences today.
Billy Richards is the legal owner of the federal trademark Billy Richards' Coasters.
Billy Richards is a multi-talented entertainer, having sung, recorded and toured his entire adult life. He got his start in high school as a prominent member of the glee club and church choir. At the early age of 17, he sang with his uncle’s famed rock and roll group, The Robins. In 1962, he joined forces with the original bass singer of The Coasters, Bobby Nunn. They performed side by side in a Coasters group for over 24 years until Bobby Nunn's untimely death in 1986.
Billy Richards' Coasters have made numerous TV appearances over a wide span of time; from the early years on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand” to present day’s “America’s Funniest People.” The group has also been featured on several national TV commercials.
Billy Richards' Coasters are the supreme comedians of rock ‘n’ roll. What’s more, their impact has deepened with time. Their songs, their parodies and the tunes that became million selling records are revived in this new generation of music.
Billv Richards' Coasters continue to perform extensively, touring the United States, Europe, Canada and the Far East. Billy Richards manages the group and continues to uphold the tradition that made the original Coasters famous. Billy Richards’ Coasters is one of two legitimate Coasters groups performing today. The other group is led by Carl Gardner, an original member of The Coasters and inductee into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.