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Oldies Rock and Roll from the 50's & 60's music, photographs and biographies are on the following photo pages which are graphic intensive, so please be patient. There are links to the performers web pages and will soon have links to hear their music.

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  Darlene Love 

John Buck Wilkin 

Rosie & The Originals 

This Los Angeles native was one of the music industry's best kept secrets. She recorded a giant hit in 1962 "He's A Rebel". This song is still being credited today by the Crystals, who were on tour at the time it was being recorded by Darlene Love. Darlene actually did get some songs credited to her. She had two TOP 40 hits in 1963 with "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry", and "Wait `’Til My Bobby Gets Home". She also was a member of the girls group The Blossoms, that backed up Elvis Presley. Darlene also co-starred with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as Danny's wife, in the four Lethal Weapon Movies. Today Darlene lives in New York.
Lead singer of Ronny & the Daytonas, John Buck Wilkin formed this group in 1964. They were known as the Tennessee Beach group. Most of the other hot rod groups were based in California. This, in itself makes Ronny & the Daytonas a very unique singing group. Ronny still performs around the country, and resides in Nashville.
Rosie Hamlin wrote, at the age of 14, her largest hit, "Angel Baby". "Angel Baby" is one of the most requested songs in the Oldies Radio Stations around the Country. Her follow-up hit was "Lonely Blue Nights", on the Brunswick label. Rosie has recently returned to Southern California.



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Sandy Posey 

Chris Montez & Kathy Young 

Chris Montez 
This Jasper, Alabama native was one of the major backup singers for Memphis based Sun Records, owned by Sam Phillips. She was also the backup singer for Elvis in the late sixties and early seventies. She also backed up Percy Sledge on "When A Man Loves A Woman". Sandy also had hits a s a solo performer with "Born A Woman", and "Single Girl". Today Sandy still performs worldwide, and is married to "Elvis" Wade Cummings. They live in Nashville.
These native Californians each had their share of hits a individual artists. Together as a duo they recorded 2 records together on the Monogram label in 1962. Their two voices literally mold into one smooth sounding voice.This is their first get together as a duo since the early sixties.
Chris had a major hit in 1962 with his smash recording of "Let's Dance". It went to the top of the charts, on the Monogram Label. He also had 4 other hits on the A&M label with "Call Me", "The More I See You", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Time After Time". Chris and his wife reside in Southern California.



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Steven Rappaport 

Bobby "Boris" Pickett 

Tommy Dee  

The Ran-Dells, a New Jersey based group consisted of three cousins. Steven Rappaport was the brains behind the engineering marvel of "Martian Hop", which was the first R&R hit that used full electronic sounds, now known as synthesized music. The other members of the Ran-Dells are, Robert Rappaport and John Sprit. Robert was the lead singer of the group. "Martian Hop" peaked at # 16 on the POP Charts, but did hit #1 in many places around the globe. "HOP" was released on Don Kirshner’s record label, Chairman. The Ran-Dells will not be performing at the concert due to ill health of one of the members. Steven will be an MC for part of this great event.
Bobby "Boris" Pickett is the only performer in Music History that has had the same song (with no changes), enter the HOT 100 Charts three different times. In the year that "Monster Mash" was initially released, it topped the charts at #1 and it stayed on the charts for 18 weeks. It was issued on the Garpax label that was owned by Gary Paxton, a member of the Hollywood Argyles" and Skip and Flip. This Somerville, Mass. native has resided in Southern California since 1961.
In 1959, Tommy Dee wrote and recorded a smash hit dedicated to the memory of three Rock & Roll singers that killed in an airplane crash after leaving Cedar City, Iowa. Those singers were, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson), and Ritchie Valens. That song was of course "Three Stars". The back-up singer with the beautiful voice was Carol Kaye. Tommy resides in Nashville, Tn.

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