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Cerritos Center presents The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. VI

Don’t miss an exciting night of THE BEST OF DOO-WOP VOL. VI at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, April 9, 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $50 and are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 916-8500.

Enjoy The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. VI when the genre’s icons unite! Jam with BOB MIRANDA & THE HAPPENINGS, who catapulted to the national charts with the single See You in September. The band followed up with Go Away Little Girl and the hugely successful Bye, Bye, So Long, Farewell. The Happenings further cemented its icon status with the classic hits I Got Rhythm and My Mammy.

Singer-songwriter-producer RON DANTE is best known as the real-life lead singer of the Archies, which was the only fictional band to top Billboard’s year-end Pop chart. The group’s Sugar, Sugar was the top-selling song in America in 1969. In 2015, Billboard magazine ranked the single in its list of Top 100 Pop singles of the Rock 'n' Roll era from 1955 to 2015.

DENNIS TUFANO is the original lead singer of The Buckinghams, who graced the music scene with the hits Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song); Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Don’t You Care; Susan. The Buckinghams’ biggest hit was the 1967 No. One chart-topping smash Kind of a Drag.

Greatly influenced by Latin-flavored music, CHRIS MONTEZ charmed fans and critics with Let’s Dance, which soared to No. Four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. One of the leading rockers in the Los Angeles Latino community after the tragic death of Ritchie Valens, Montez delivered the hits Some Kinda Fun, Call Me, and There Will Never Be Another You. He has toured with Clyde McPhatter, Sam Cooke, The Platters, and Smokey Robinson.

American Doo-Wop group THE CAPRIS delighted audiences in the 1960s with There’s a Moon Out Tonight. The group’s Morse Code of Love climbed U.S. music charts to the Top 20.

Also performing is LARRY CHANCE, the original lead singer of The Earls, who refined the original Doo-Wop street-corner harmony sound, making it more accessible to a wider audience. Discovered while singing in front of a subway station, Chance is one of New York City’s biggest success stories. Chance was the driving force, behind the Earls and masterminded its hits Remember Then, Life Is But a Dream, Never, and I Believe.

JIMMY GALLAGHER & The Passions set the Doo-Wop world ablaze with the million-selling single Gloria, I Only Want You, This Is My Love, and Made for Lovers. The group has appeared at major venues, including Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Nassau Coliseum, and the Paramount Theatre.

A cappella sensation CLASSIC SOUNDS provides smooth vocals. Formed in 2004, the group is a two-time winner of the Sing Strong Acapella Idol competition and two-time winner of the Don K. Reed Acapella competition at the Izod Center.

For tickets or more information, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.

This article was released by the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.