High ratings and rave notices greeted "Boners Rock n Roll Party", the TV special syndicated in 130 markets by Tribune Entertainment I This confirmed once again the broad-based popularity of Bowzer, outrageous former leader of "Sha Na Na".
The innovative packaging of Bowzers comedic and musical talents with performances by the classic rockers of the 50s and early 60s had already shattered every box office record at Atlantic Citys Trop World Hotel and Casino during a seven—month run. Almost 200,000 customers created unprecedented demand at the hotels 1700—seat showroom! For the first time in the Trops history, the summer schedule was expanded to ten shows per week, and the "Bowzer" show, scheduled to close on Labor Day, was extended through January 2!
Why such incredible success? Well, its clear from the latest batch of films and TV commercials, the emergence of "diner"—style restaurants, and the proliferation of Oldies—format radio stations that the 50s and 60s revival is bigger than ever! And among artists associated with the era, only Bowzer can claim the drawing power of seven years on television as star of the nations #1 syndicated series!
Now, Bowzers taken his "Rock n Roll Party" on the road, and the show offers something for everyone! Bowzers comedy routines go right to the heart of the 50s & 60s, as his unique reminiscences about everything from the cafeteria ladies to air raid drills leave em, young and old, rolling in the aisles! Others marvel when Bowzer calls on his Juilliard musical training and flexes some flabbergasting pianistic muscles on "Bumble Boogie".
Still others are wowed by the talents of Bowzer and the Stingrays, whose youthful blend of musicianship and movement runs the gamut from Bowzers trademark, "Blue Moon" to "Shout" to "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)" to the most right—on a cappella version of "1 Wonder Why" youve ever heard. Arid all with the same precision choreography and special sense of humor Bowzer brought to Sha Na Na!
And everyone roars at the "Bowzers Rock n Roll Party" Dance Contest, the ultimate in audience participation!
"Bowzers Rock n Roll Party" is a flexible package that can be tailored to best serve your budget and entertainment needs by incorporating a varying number of guest artists. These may be chosen from among the finest classic acts performing today, which include:
LESLEY GORE ("Its My Party"); THE DRIFTERS ("Up On The Roof"); GARY "U.S." BONDS ("Quarter To Three"); THE SHIRELLES ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"); PETER NOONE (Lead Singer of Hermans Hermits); LOU CHRISTIE ("Lightning Strikes"); MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS ("Dancin In The Streets"); BOBBY VEE ("Take Good Care Of My Baby"); SAM MOORE (OF SAN & DAVE) ("Soul Man") and dozens more.
Ed Yoe, said it best: "Once you book Bowzer, youll forget about any other Oldies show or package."
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