*The Doo-Wop Special Jan 7, 2006*
Hosted by Robin Seymour
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Above - In the dressing room  rehearsing some vocals
Musicians talk before
the show
Rock & Roll  and the good
old days with Robin Seymour
With the Host
Robin Seymour
A week before the show , LEGEND The Band got the call to open the Doo-Wop
Special at  the beautiful Detroit Opera House.   It was a grand night for the band,
who was honored to be appearing with such legendary groups as
The Shades
Of Blue, The Falcons, The Moonglows, The Impalas, Jimmy Charles, The Willows
& The Fiestas
who performed their hits from the 50’s & 60’s era. The talented
Detroit area's
Bonnie & The Rockets also performed for the star studded show.

Another Detroit legend who appeared was the shows host  -
Robin Seymour,
former Detroit/Windsor area Radio & TV personality and emcee of “Swingtime”,
the local televised version of
American Bandstand.  LEGEND The Band's bass
player, Joey Ramon
had the very distinct privilege of opening the show by
introducing
Robin Seymour to the audience.  (Way to go Joey!)

It was a thrill to watch Shades of Blue rehearse some of their intricate dance
steps and listen to
The Impalas rehearsing harmonies before rocking the
audience from the stage.

Meeting and talking with
Robin Seymour at the theatre earlier in the afternoon
was another exciting experience, especially for our drummer
Rick Stevers, who
had met him years ago when they were presented a
gold record for Frijid Pink's
rendition of
‘House of The Rising Sun’.  (see black/white photo below)        

After the show, audience members
Martha Reeves  & Gino Washington were
among those who came backstage to talk with the performers.  The Doo-Wop
Special, was a HIT with the audience - a mix of youngsters from the 'baby-
boomer' generation and kids from the 70's & 80's. Oh what a night!
Jimmy Charles
The Falcons   
Bonnie & The Rockets
The Impalas
Shades Of Blue
More of the fabulous Finale'  
A standing ovation for the show!
That's Gino Washington (center) inside the sound
control booth with the sound engineer for the
show (right) and Jim, our sound man (left).

And that's Gino below with his 1962 hit record,
'Gino Is A Coward'
What's Rockin Robin doing these days?
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Far left, Rick Stevers       Center - Robin Seymour
                      
 Aug 1970

History buffs:

This beautiful theatre
was originally opened  
in 1922 as The Capitol
Theatre and hosted
many performers
during the decades
including 50's era
singing groups.  

Most of the original
Italian Renaissance
style features remain
after remodeling.



Rock & Roll
Trivia:

We met, chatted &
laughed it up a bit with
Joe Podorsek (holding
the guitar) earlier the
day of the show when
he came in to rehearse
with the house band.  
He told lots of jokes,
but we also learned
that during the course
of his professional  
music teaching career,
he had
THIS guy
as a student!