Doo-Wop Groups of New Jersey
Did you know that NJ was the birthplace of many a “doo-wop” group? It’s true! The Duprees, The Monotones, The Rivieras, The Shirelles . . . . . the NJ music scene was hoppin’ in the 1950’s and 1960’s!
Thanks to The Friends of the Cranford Public Library , doo-wop historians Charlie & Pam Horner will be at The Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue on Wednesday, March 4th, at 7:30 PM. Bask in all kinds of “doowop trivia” – how the Duprees got their name, a rare tape they made before they ever recorded “You Belong to Me,” the real story of Frankie Valli and the Jersey Boys as the Four Lovers, how a toothpaste commercial and an errant baseball led to the Monotones writing “The Book of Love, ” which groups’ careers were cut short by tragedy, and so much more. See photos of more than 50 NJ-based doo -wop groups, learn stories, see photos, and hear plenty of sing-along music.
Admission to the program is free and all are welcome. So why not “doo-wop in?”