KALAMAZOO—"A Tribute to Doo Wop," featuring Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, Bobby Hendricks' Drifters and Larry Marshak’s Tribute to the Platters, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8.
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The Coasters were the supreme comedians of rock and roll, and the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their songs and parodies combined to produce million-plus selling records. Favorite tunes include "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Down In Mexico."
The Drifters deliver the same style, charisma and history that existed in the earlier days of the group. From the release of "Money Honey" on, they offered a blend of tasteful music and class, all wrapped up in their famous choreography. Other classics include "On Broadway," "This Magic Moment" and "Save the Last Dance."
Formed in 1953, The Platters cranked out multiple hits that vaulted them to stardom among the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. Logging four number one songs and 16 gold records, the group recorded the ballad "Only You" in 1955 and the rest, as they say, is history. Other hits include "The Great Pretender" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
"A Tribute to Doo Wop" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $30 to $40. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.
For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2245.