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Pop / Rock 18/02/2011

PBS To Broadcast 'My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop'

PBS To Broadcast 'My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop'

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Pittsburgh, PA (Top40 Charts/ TJL Productions) TJL Productions announced today that PBS will broadcast MY MUSIC: ROCK, POP & DOO WOP during the March pledge period. Pop-rock legends Ronnie Spector (of The Ronettes) and Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (of Sha Na Na) team up to host a celebration of the best-loved songs from the '50s and '60s. Recorded in May 2010, this all-new MY MUSIC concert event features emotion-packed performances from iconic American voices that helped define rock and roll's golden age.

This unforgettable evening of music showcases the enduring popularity of two of producer Phil Spector's most famous proteges. For the first time in four decades, Ronnie Spector is able to sing on TV the biggest hits from her days as the star of The Ronettes: "Be My Baby" and "Baby I Love You." History is also made when La La Brooks performs two girl group classics on which she originally sang lead vocals for The Crystals: "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me." Other highlights from the '60s pop-rock era include Jay Black (of Jay & The Americans) delivering his show-stopping smash "Cara Mia" plus a rare appearance by Len Barry, who serves up his number one hit "1-2-3."

The special also offers a healthy dose of crowd-pleasing hits performed by vocal groups from the 1950s, including "Blue Moon" by The Marcels, "Yakety-Yak" and "Charlie Brown" performed by Carl Gardner's Coasters and a medley of The Platters' greatest hits sung by Sonny Turner including "Only You," "My Prayer" and "The Great Pretender."

"This show is also unique in that we've been able to acquire lost footage from archives around the world that hasn't been seen since it originally aired," said MY MUSIC creator and executive producer TJ Lubinsky. One such clip is an original performance by Johnny Maestro & The Crests, before Maestro formed The Brooklyn Bridge. "Johnny was an all-time legend of vocal group harmony," said Lubinsky. "After his recent passing, seeing him in his early days is a highly poignant and emotional moment."

The MY MUSIC series is dedicated to the preservation of American music and is produced exclusively for PBS by TJL Productions.

MY MUSIC: ROCK, POP AND DOO WOP premieres March 5, 2011 on PBS and airs throughout March; check local listings for stations and times.






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