CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Diamonds and Billy Richards' Coasters
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center
Evans Associates "Singular Sensation at Soka" Series
The Diamonds and Billy Richards' Coasters"Definitely Doo-Wop!"
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Presented by Evans Associates
THE DIAMONDS are one of the greatest vocal quartets in the history of rock and roll. The Canadian quartet—formed in the early nineteen fifties in Toronto—continues to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. SEAN SOOTER and his wide array of talents has made his recent addition to the Diamonds' lineup a real plus—for both the group and their loyal fans! Lead singer JERRY SIGGINS had performed all over the world in a wide array of venues before settling down as a permanent member of the Diamonds in 1991. The newest addition to the Diamonds, JEFF DOLAN has an impressive history of performing as a singer but says that his greatest accomplishment are his 4 children. Baritone singer GARY OWENS has spent the longest time as a Diamond joining forces with bass singer John Felton in 1973. As the man responsible for the vocal arrangements for the group, he is well aware of the group’s particular effectiveness.
The Coasters are an R & B group that started in October 1955. The original members of The Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes. In 1957 both Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes were replaced by Cornell Gunter and Will (Dub) Jones. BILLY RICHARDS of Billy Richards' Coasters is a multi-talented entertainer, having sung, recorded and toured his entire adult life. In 1962, he joined forces with the original bass singer of the Coasters, Bobby Nunn. They performed side-by-side for over 24 years.
Their program for this performance will include such well known hits as:
- Little Darlin'
- The Stroll
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
- Splish Splash
- Yakety Yak
- Charlie Brown
- Poisin Ivy
- Along Came Jones
- Love Potion #9
Join us as the two legends come together for one fantastic show of classic rock and roll!
Tickets: $28.00 to $33.00 (depending on seat location)
GROUPS: To purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more, please contact the box office at (949) 480-4278.
Stay after for Dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7:00 pm, Sat/Sun 5:00-7:00 pm. Only $10.75 for an all you can eat buffet.
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PLEASE BE ADVISED: The video footage below was taken during a performance of the multiple group show, Jukebox Junction, starring The Diamonds and the 16 musicians of The Glenn Miller Orchestra. If the show you are considering is The Diamonds - In Concert, then please note that this footage is an accurate representation of the songs performed and the entertainment provided by The Diamonds during the show, The Diamonds - In Concert. However, The Diamonds - In Concert features the four vocalists and instrumentalists who are of The Diamonds, along with two musicians.