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Rhythm and Doo Wop:
A once-in-a-lifetime reunion of music legends marks
latest installment of record-breaking oldies series!
show, also known as Doo Wop 52, featured the original
performers, singing their biggest hits. The show was taped
in May 2001 in Pittsburgh, the Oldies Capital of the World. A worldwide
search was launched to find the performers, many of whom had
dropped out of the music scene years before.
many cases, they hadn't seen or even spoken to each other in decades.
Some had fallen on hard times; others thought they'd retired from
example, on the bill for is Fred Parris, who comes out of retirement
after a decade to join The Five Satins in a performance of "In
the Still of the Night," the number one oldies single of
Miller joins The Rays after 40 years of retirement to sing "Silhouettes";
and Kathy Young is reunited with The Innocents to sing "A
Thousand Stars" for the first time since it was recorded
-- when Young was just fourteen years old!
by legendaries Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler (The Iceman), and Lloyd
Price, the program also boasts performances by Little Anthony
& The Imperials, Lenny Welch and a surprise appearance by Little
Richard, who burns up the stage with an exhilarating performance
of "Keep A-Knockin'."