“The Golden Era of Harmony” returns to the Inland Empire when three groups, all members of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, assemble to present an evening of memorable hits at Highlander Auditorium (www.highlanderauditorium.com), in Upland, California, on Saturday, July 19th.
The Four Freshmen, The Four Preps and The New Chordettes, three groups that combined to produce more than 30 top chart hits between 1948 and 1965, will present a special summertime performance that will bring the roots of popular harmony music back to life.
The Four Freshmen
With a 65-year tradition of vocal harmony, The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s. They formed the bridge between ‘40s ensembles like Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock and roll bands such as the Beach Boys. The current ensemble consists of Brian Eichenberger, Steve Malvey, Curtis Calderon and Bob Ferreira.
The Four Preps
The Four Preps continue to feature their original voice Bruce Belland, who co-founded the Preps in 1954, while still in high school. Four students in the Hollywood High School choir came together literally overnight to form their quartet for the student talent show. Soon, they became a favorite of the nation’s disc jockeys, and Cashbox honored them as “the most promising Newcomer of the Year” in 1957.
The New Chordettes
Hit songs “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “Never On A Sunday,” and “Eddie My Love” were songs made famous by The Chordettes after their 1946 debut. Years later, Judy Duncan and her husband Bob brought back those musical memories with today’s reorganized group, The New Chordettes. The New Chordettes are comprised of Lindy Michaelis, Robin Whitmore, udy Duncan and Candace Delbo.
Presented by Affordable Music Productions (www.affordablemusicproductions.com), the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.affordablemusicproductions.com or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tickets for “The Golden Era of Harmony” are priced at $35, $45, $55 and $65. Parking is free. Highlander Auditorium is located at 850 N. San Antonio Avenue (at the corner of Foothill Boulevard) in Upland.
For more information, contact Don Goethals at (951) 317-2155 or send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.