Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductions and Concert
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For Immediate Release:
Vocal Group Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremonies and Concerts
July 5, 6, 7 in Wildwood, New Jersey
A list of legendary artists is scheduled to perform at
the seventh annual Vocal
Group Hall of Fame Foundation Induction Ceremonies in Wildwood,
This is the first year that inductions, including such diverse
groups as The Tokens,
The O'Jays, and Elvis Presley's group, The Jordanaires, will be
held in a location
other than the organization's headquarters in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
The exciting three-day event, sponsored by the Greater
Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA), takes place July
5, 6 and 7, at
Wildwood's Convention Center and will include a reception dinner
and dance on
July 5, at 7 p.m. The induction ceremonies for this year's Class
of 2004 will be held at
11 a.m. on July 6. Concerts are set for all three nights at 7 p.m.
Festivities will get underway at the Reception Dinner on
Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m.
The evenings entertainment will include Harold Jackson's Ink
Spots, Harvey Fuqua and
The Moonglows, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Clovers, The Modernaires,
and Sonny Til's legendary Orioles. The Show Includes Dinner with
On Wednesday, July 6, at 11 a.m. the Induction Ceremony
Show will feature
The Cadillac's, The Original Tokens, The Diamonds, The
Jordanaires, Tribute to
the Crests by former founding member J.T. Carter, Russell
Thompkins Jr. Former
Lead Singer of The Stylistics and The Marvelettes. The 7 p.m.
Wednesday evening, will feature entertainment provided by Danny &
The Skyliners, The Lettermen and "Girl Power" performances by
Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wilson of The Supremes,
Florence LaRue of The 5th Dimension,
Arlene Smith of The Chantels and Nedra Talley Ross of The Ronettes.
Audiences will also be able to see performances by
Sonny Turner and Herb Reed original members of The Platters,
Carl Gardner original member of The Coasters, and
Charlie Thomas, Bill Pinkney and Ben E. King original members of The
all together on stage for an historic concert performance of their
hit songs during
the Thursday, July 7, concert at 7 p.m. Other illustrious performers
on this show include
The O'Jays, Charles Calello of The Four Seasons, Jimmy Merchant of
Teenagers, Jim Freeman of The Five Satins, Terry Johnson's of The
The Impressions, The Association and Al Jardine Founding member of
The Beach Boys.
The Class of 2004 inductees this year is both impressive and
In addition to The Beatles, Alabama and The Doobie Brothers, there
are The Everly Brothers, The Stylistics, The Tokens, The Ronettes,
The O'Jays, The Marvelettes, The Penguins, The Jordanaires, The
Diamonds, The Dells, The Crests, and The Cadillac's. The Four Tunes
will receive this year's "Harmony Award for the Decade of the 40s"
and The American Quartet will receive the "Pioneer Award."
For additional and ticket information, contact Bob Crosby at 724-
983-2025 or Crosby@... and at 1-800-736-1420 or
Internet visitors can also take a virtual tour of the Columbia
Theatre and the
VGHF Museum at the Foundation's website at: www.vghf.org