The Early Rockin' Years I:
Shadows ~ Dovermen ~ Fugitives
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Warren Hannay ~ John Bishop ~ Bill Hillman ~ DelKeith Dubbin ~ Cyril Stott
Studio shot of the Dovermen after a fifth member, Cyril Stott (sax) joined the group.
Headliners on the Roger Miller Show, coming to the Auditorium Nov. 16, are the Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, (above) of Bye Bye Love fame. Sharing the billing are the Newbeats and the Chug-A-Lug Band. The Everly Brothers rendition of Bye Bye Love sold one and one-half million records.
EVERLY BROTHERS SCORE GREAT HIT
Don and Phil Everly, the original long-hair boys, sang their hearts out to the near capacity audience. Harmony and perfect tune was made for these two brilliant young performers. Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie were some of their great hits on the record charts not long ago.
The Everly Brothers haven't been heard from in a long time. Teen-agers thought they had died out, but their performance left a solid impression on the audience. They still have appeal.
The audience, for the first time this season, sang along with the performers. Never before has the audience sung for performers of the Rock and Roll era.
Roger Miller, a relatively new singer on the teen scene, was another wonderful performer. He combined wit, and a sparkling, friendly personality.
Mr. Miller has showmanship and a rare talent. Chug-a-lug and Dang Me are two of his current hits.
He was behind the scenes for many years as a successful song writer and only recently has he made his debut as a singer. If Mr. Miller were not a success as a singer he could quite easily become a top comedian. He has a mind like a bear trap that snaps decisively on things of humor. On stage he clowned with the members of his group and made the crowd roar with his antics.
The Newbeats, three slick-looking gentlemen in powder-blue suits, sang their hit tunes Bread and Butter and Pink Delarus. Dean, Mark and Larry supplement their good looks with great hits, such as Tell Him No. Larry Henley, the lead singer, has tremendous range to his voice. This strange quality has brought the Newbeats recognition in the recording world.
Rounding out the performance was the Dover Men from Brandon, a group of three guitarists and a drummer. This group backed the Newbeats after only 15 minute's playing and turned in a great performance.
The surprise of the night was the audience participation which, at such performances is usually apathetic. The chorus could be heard along the avenue for some time after the show was over.
Winnipeg Free Press ~ March 28, 1973
The Everlys along with warm-up act Sam Neely will be at
the concert hall tomorrow and Friday for 8:30 p.m. shows.
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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