Salem MA Â– April 20, 2010 — Temple Shalom presents in concert the classic Doo Wop group, the G-Clefs, 287 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA on Sunday June 6th. Doors open at 6 PM; concert at 7 PM.
The year was 1956, and Massachusetts and the world were alive with innovation and excitement.
Rocky Marciano retired as the first boxer never to lose a fight and Brockton cheered for five days straight! Nat King Cole hosted the first Black television show, the world watched breathlessly as the Hungarian Revolution and Suez Crisis unfolded and Brown v. Board of Education heralded a new age of social reform.
Over in Roxbury, the Scott brothers, born to Cape Verdean immigrants, formed the G-Clefs, today’s longest running band in existence in America to have its original members. Ted, Christian, Tim, Ilanga, and neighbors Ray Gipson and Joe Jordan began what has become the preeminent Doo Wop group of all time. Fascinated by the “mixture of sounds and the echo of their cultural roots,” the G-Clefs were the “cross-over band” that ushered in a new age in American music. Teenagers ran home from school to watch them on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
Today, Chris’ grandson and friends display the passion and talent for the next generation of G-Clefs! As Ilanga has said, the G-Clefs play terrific music; formed from the “Queens of Soul,” the African-American heritage, and the fusion of all types of pop and rock and roll. Above all however, the G-Clefs portray the unconditional love of humanity and the values of friendship and family. What is generated on stage reflects a lifetime of enthusiasm, talent and goodwill.
Appetizers and desserts are included and a cash bar will be available from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM prior to the show. After a short intermission, the concert will continue to just before 9:00 PM.
Tickets may be purchased by calling TEMPLE SHALOM: (978) 741-4880 Ext 17, or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Standard seating is $36 and premium front center seating is $72. Credit cards are accepted and a portion of the ticket price qualifies as a charitable contribution.
For additional information contact:
Larry Taitelbaum at (617) 633-6678
or Temple Shalom at (978) 741-4880 x 10