Last update Aug 15, 2013. New stuff is at the top.
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(Aug 15, 2013)
JIMI IS ON THE MEND...
We're very pleased to let you know
that a couple weeks ago, Jimi got the "all clear" from his doctors. His
battle with throat cancer is over - now comes the healing and never ending
follow-ups, but we're sure he'll be back to 100% in no time. He's been
doing our gigs in California and the Midwest for the past couple months, and
even though is voice is still a little fragile, he's performed flawlessly.
He's looking forward to seeing everyone at our gigs in Lincoln, (Aug
23), and Santa Cruz (Aug 30).. Thanks so much for all of your prayers
and words of encouragement on his Guest Book page.
WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK
(APR 2, 2013)
JIMI's FINAL WEEK OF TREATMENT...
This week, is Jimi's final week of radiation
treatments, and he'll cap it off with one more dose of chemo. He's doing
amazingly well. He said he's "chokin' up cancer chunks". A rather
descriptive way of saying that his tumor is disintegrating. His Dr
expects it to be pretty much gone by the end of the week.
Jimi's feeling so good that he had a BBQ last
week., His brother, Charlie, (Papa's drummer in the late 60's while
Shippey did a few years in the Navy), was there too. As some of you may
know, Charlie is currently undergoing treatment for lung cancer, so spread
those prayers around.
Jimi Deb Jimi
(Daughter) Kathryn Grace & (Bro) Charlie
During Jimi's treatment, his throat got pretty
sore so he had a feeding tube inserted so he could inject a "baby food like"
potion directly into his stomach. At his BBQ he was back on solid food.
It was predicted that he would lose about 50 lbs during his treatment , but he
didn't quite make it there. He DID lose 22 lbs. He said "I found
my Adams Apple, and some other body parts that have been missing for years!"
Jimi's got weeks of follow-ups ahead of him, and
hopefully his cancer is gone forever. He got the "A-OK" from his doctor,
to get back on stage, so he'll hit the road with the rest of us later this
month for our gig at the Hardrock in Hollywood, FL. (Sorry, it's a
private party event).
Start making your plans now to see Jimi and the
band at this year's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwak performance - Friday, Aug 30 -
6PM & 8 PM (That's the Friday of Labor Day weekend)
WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK.
(MAR 24, 2013)
Jimi’s Doing OK
Jimi continues his radiation
therapy. He says he feels pretty good,
except his throat is pretty sore. When
I asked him “how sore is it?”, he replied in pure JJ
fashion, “It feels like there’s a ping pong ball in my throat that has spikes
sticking out of it and it’s been dunked in acid.” Yeah I guess that’s pretty painful. Consequently, he’s eating pretty much exclusively
through his feeding tube. His diet
consists of about 2 L of formula (like baby food) a day,
and about 1.5 L of water. Tasty! His Dr told him
before it all started that he would lose about 40-50 lbs
(which Jimi admits that he needed to do anyway). Well, he’s only got about 2 weeks of
treatments left, and he GAINED 15 lbs, and lost 16, so he has a net loss of 1 lb. So he’s still a bit “fluffy” as he calls
it. More next week.
Send Jimi your well-wishes. WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK.
(MAR 16 2013)
Jimi is doing better today. He had his 2nd round of chemo
last week (one more to go on Apr 2), and continues to get radiation every
weekday. He should be done with
everything on Apr 4, and ready to rock at our Ft Lauderdale gig Hard Rock gig
on the 20th. (Sorry, it’s a
To quote Jimi-Jo, “Chemo is
tough. For a few days it gives me
‘DA-STOOPIDS!’ Can’t pronounce words,
fuzzy brain, and the shakes. Could be
worse, still got my hairs!” His throat
is pretty sore, as expected, and his tumor is shrinking. YAY!
Jimi’s wife Debbie-Jo, and our friend Dorothy-Jo, are taking good care
Send Jimi your well-wishes. WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK.
(Feb 22, 2013)
Jimi Jo Update
started his radiation and chemo this week at Kaiser Hospital in
Ontario. In preparation for his treatments, he got a HAIRCUT!!!
Here's a photo of John Stamos giving Jimi a quick
hair style makeover. Nice job, Johnny!!
be doing radiation just about every day for a couple months, and chemo only a
couple more times. The procedure only takes a few minutes, so he'll be
in and out of the hospital quickly.
feeling pretty good. The chemo had no effect, nausea or otherwise, and
the radiation left him with a slight sore throat, which he expected.
His spirits are up and sense of humor... well, you be the judge. His
comment on his 2 bag drip was that one was vodka, the other vermouth. I
think he was asking the nurse for an olive.
to WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK.
(Feb 15, 2013)
Jimi Jo Health News
no easy way to say this, so here it is... Jimi Jo, our illustrious bass
player, was diagnosed last month with throat cancer. He wants everyone
to know that he's going to be fine. His doctors say it's quite
treatable, so he will begin radiation treatments this month. That
means, he'll miss a few gigs, but not to worry - in his absence, Jeffrey Foskett, our guitar player who also shares his talents
with Brian Wilson when Brian is performing, will take over the bass playing
would like to contact Jimi to wish him well, he asks that you not call him,
because his throat is a bit sore, but you may TXT him if you have his cell
number, or write to him at email@example.com,
or send a get well card to him at: PAPA DOO, PO Box 255, Cupertino, CA
keep you updated on his recovery here, so check back occasionally. There will
also be some info on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/don.zirilli.
In the mean time, keep Jimi in your prayers for a
WRITE IN JIMI’S GUEST BOOK
DINNER AT MARKIE'S
Markie Star, our heartthrob guitar player from the
1970's? Well he celebrated a birthday recently,
and all of the guys + their wives, and some friends, showed up at the
party at his lakeside So Cal home. Donnie showed off his culinary
skills, (learned from his restaurateur dad), in the kitchen, whipping up some
turkey sausage lasagna, chicken picatta, roasted
potatoes, and Caesar salad. Here's a link to a YouTube video of the
festivities (WARNING - ADULTS ONLY)
http://youtu.be/jXI63jCEc-g Don't be shocked by
the amt of butter (and alcohol) consumed - there
were 15 people there.
L-R: Donnie, Jimi Jo, Krazy Jim, Markie Star, Jimmy D.
The 1970's version of PDRR, with 1970's drumhead!
A good time was had by all!
The Beach Boys 50th
Beach Boys are reuniting to celebrate their 50th anniversary, with a tour and
new album. Joining the surviving members (Mike, Bruce, Al, Brian, and
David) will be Brian's band which includes Papa member, Jeffrey Foskett. During Jeff's absence from PDRR, we are
VERY pleased to welcome back our former bandmate, Randell Kirsch, who for the past 8 years or so has been
the bass player in the Beach Boys band. Catch Papa Doo and Randell at one of our shows this summer. Jeffrey
will be back with us after the BB's tour this fall.
(AUG 25, 2011)
Funny how time flies when you're having
fun. And for the guys in Papa Doo Run Run, time
is moving at light speed. This year the fun came roaring in with gigs
from Honolulu to Hartford. Bouncing back-and-forth across the good
old U S of A, we did lots of performing arts center concerts, symphony dates,
and some wild "Dancin' in the Street"
parties. Among our highlights of the summer were the dates
we did in Michigan with the Grand Rapids Symphony...scorching 100 degree
weather, a little rain to cool things down and 3000+ very enthusiastic, Aloha
shirt clad party-goers, having the best non-beach beach party they ever had -
right there in the middle of Michigan. Who knew? Read the review
Next week, over
Labor Day weekend, Papa Doo will cap off the summer with 2 perfect "end
of summer" concerts. On Friday, Sep 2 we do our 22nd annual Santa Cruz Beach Party bash
- right on the beach with 8 or 9000 of our closest friends - always a gas.
Then on Sunday, Sep 4 we will re-live a concert we did on the exact same day
35 years ago at the China Peak Resort (east of
Fresno) with '70's icons, Pablo Cruise.
So, if you're
looking for some excitement this Labor Day weekend, and you're anywhere near
central California, grab your sun screen, a Hawaiian shirt, and a beach
chair, and join us at one (or both) of our shows. We guarantee you'll
be singing every song with us, having the time of your life.
(MAY 22, 2011)
& STAMOS ON TMZ
Remember 5 months ago when Papa performed at Disneyland that week between
Christmas and New Years? Well, It's come to
our attention that TMZ was there to catch the action the night our buddy,
John Stamos, came out to jam with the band.
(FEBRUARY 4, 2010)
DON & MARGIE ZIRILLI BECOME GRANDPARENTS!
Yes, it's hard to believe, especially since Don thinks he's still
29 years old. Be that as it may, their daughter Melissa, and her
boyfriend, Keny, are the proud parents of a new
baby boy, Dylan. He was born on Friday, Feb 4, and weighed in at 8 lbs, 14 ozs. Mother, son
and grandparents, are all doing fine.
See more photos on Don's FaceBook page
(DEC 10, 2010)
PAPA DOO TO MAKE A RARE
SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT...
Christmas season, Papa will be back at their old stomping ground, Disneyland,
for 4 very special nights. December 27-28-29 & 30. With the
exception of a performance at D-Land's 50 birthday celebration in '05, Papa
hasn't appeared in The Park in over 20 years!
be 4 very special nights on the Plaza Gardens
(Carnation) stage, especially for so many of our "old" fans
who faithfully came to see us night after night during our 15 year engagement
at Disneyland from 1975-90. We are really looking forward to seeing you
(and your kids and grand-kids) again.
band will be performing a lot of your old favorites, as well as some
"new oldies". We'll expect a packed dance floor, so bring
your dancin' shoes. Showtimes:
7 PM / 8 PM / 9 PM / 10:15 PM, but get there
early so we can socialize.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
HERE ARE SOME OLD PHOTOS OF PAPA ON THE
PLAZA GARDENS STAGE IN 1975.
SENT IN BY JULIE FIEDORA.
MAY 1, 1946 - SEP 10, 2010
REST IN PEACE.
live video of Stevie Surf in action at EXPO '88, Brisbane Australia.
Papa Doo in 1988: Zirilli (keys), Rush (bass),
Parker (drums), Surf (guitar), Barone (guitar).
Our sincere condolences to Steve's family and close friends.
- PAPA DOO RUN RUN
MORE ON STEVE'S
PASSING CLICK HERE
July 18, 2010
JIMI-JO AND DEBBIE-JO RUSH
Jimi-Jo Rush tied the knot today with his girlfriend of the past 5 years,
Debbie Ricks. More pics and details here
500 PHOTOS - CLICK HERE.
This weekend is the 4th of July - Independence Day. I
can't think of a single July 4th when Papa Doo Run Run
wasn't working someplace. From Washington DC ,
with 80,000 + people and a spectacular fireworks show, to a little city park
in the heartland, where the entire population of 900 people came out to
listen to the band and see the firework (singular), the audience is always
full of enthusiastic, flag waving patriotic Americans, digging our
music, and thankful for living in the greatest country on Earth. This
year will be no different as we crank out our all-American tunes, celebrating
our freedom on stages in both Northern and Southern California, and counting
our blessings for having a gig (or 2) !
Have a happy, patriotic 4th of July. God Bless
America. Let's Rock!
Donnie's brother-in-law (the other one, not
Jeffrey) has a new CD out under the name
Tunesmith's Apprentice. The CD, "Anonymity", is a collection
of original tunes - sort of Jimmy Page meets Mozart with a little jazz thrown
in for good measure.
Check it out and buy a copy HERE.
WE'RE CLASSING UP OUR ACT!
That's right! Surf's Up with
the Symphony. If you've seen us on the beach at our annual Beach
Boardwalk concerts, you won't want to miss this very special benefit concert
at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. PAPA DOO backed up by the Santa Cruz
Symphony Orchestra for one very special show CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS.
DONT MISS IT!
CLICK POSTER FOR FULL SIZE
August 13, 2010
SOME SAD NEWS...
The world got a little
darker last week - our dear friend, Sonny Anderson passed away. Sonny
was, for a couple of decades, the Director of Entertainment at Disneyland and
Walt Disney World. He was responsible for hiring every entertainer that
was fortunate enough to perform in the "Happiest Places on
It was Sonny who
first hired Papa Doo Run Run back in 1975 to open
the show for Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods on the
old Tomorrowland stage. We continued playing
at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Epcot, every summer, holiday, and
special event for the next 15 years. In 1985, when our "California
Project" CD went gold, Sonny dubbed us "Disneyland's Celebrity
House Band". Of the 45 years Papa Doo has been performing, those
15 years were the absolute best.
Sonny started his
Disney career back when Disneyland was first born, playing drums and vibes in
various Disney bands, then arranging, writing, and producing, and finally
booking all the entertainment. It's been said that Sonny Anderson was
the biggest single buyer of entertainment in the world. He has
single-handedly made the careers of countless entertainers who got their
start at Disneyland and went on to fame and fortune. We all owe Sonny -
Sonny's keen sense
of what makes entertainment work was second to none. He was a true gentleman,
kind to the core, and will not be soon forgotten.
July 11, 2009
DOES FORTH OF JULY WEEKEND IN AZ & NY
past July 4th weekend we got to perform for 2 nights at Harrah's just outside
of Phoenix, followed by a quick flight to JFK for a concert in Great Neck Long
Island. Harrah's was great because its a smaller venue where we get to interact up
close and personal with our audience and fans, plus the crew there makes us
look and sound great.
up at 3 AM to catch a 6 AM flight to New York wasn't easy (that's the time we
usually go to bed), but we made our flight and got to the gig in Great Neck
on time. We performed at the famed Waterside Park (which used to be
part of the Chrysler estate), right on the banks of Long Island Sound, with
New York City across the water as our backdrop. It was quite a
spectacular location. The local crowd of about 2000
people were enthusiastic and soaked up every note of our California
music. Many thanks to the Great Neck Parks Dept
for inviting us to their holiday weekend event. (Check out the photos
off our week in NYC, and definitely a highlight of our trip, Donnie and Margie had dinner with the legendary Lou
Christie and friends Linda Bann and Kathy Morris. We got to share some road
stories, wine, and a great meal at one of Lou's favorite restaurants, Orso. (The clams & linguini was molto buono).
Lou's hits "Lightning Strikes", "The Gypsy Cried", Two
Faces Have I", "Rhapsody in the Rain"
- the list goes on - defined the early 60's. Catch up with Lou at www.lou-christie.com.
Hangin' in Times Square.
Photo: Jan Altes
FOR A PHOTO SAMPLE OF OUR GREAT NECK CONCERT, CLICK
CELEBRATES 43rd ANNIVERSARY!
was 43 years ago today that PAPA DOO RUN RUN was
born. December 22, 1965. It all started with a rehearsal in Jimi Rush's
(then 16 years old) garage in Santa Clara, CA. The fun hasn't stopped
since! Even though band members have come and gone over the
decades, Jim Rush, Don Zirilli, Steve Dromensk, and Jim Shippey still
remain buddies. Rush and Zirilli, of
course are STILL in the band, Dromensk is a contractor
in the Sacramento area, and also has a duo (the Soundbytes),
into which he funnels his creative talents, and Shippey
is a big real estate mogul now living near San Diego.
Thanks to all our fans who have been loyal for
look back at some historical photos of the band on our MySpace page (www.myspace.com/papadoorunrun). Click on
old photo of Donnie holding Hernando Chicken (in a non-politically correct
fashion) was sent to us by Jeannie McLoed.
She took the pic back in 1979, at a show in San Francisco.
used to help us sing our long lost original tune "Play Another Song on
the Radio" (complete with rebel yell contest), and sometimes also
"Surfer Joe". Got some old photos of Papa Doo? SEND 'EM
IN! We'll put them up right here for the world to enjoy.
July 25 2008
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
DOO'S BRAND NEW
TOTALLY ACOUSTIC CD...
doing our part to save the planet
one song at a time!
SAMPLE IT HERE.
OWN IT HERE.
GET YOURS TODAY.
Jun 10, 2008
LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY!
picture was sent to us by our friend and old high school mentor, Bill Boggie. The occasion is Papa Doo's inauguration
into The Cupertino High School Hall of Fame, back in 1980! From left to
right are the late Gary Bianchini (Gary graduated
with Don in 1964, and was the big man on campus - class president, student
body president, star jock - you name it. He was the guy we all looked
up to), Don (sporting his fro and very hip green satin Papa jacket), Bill Boggie (our teacher, member of the Toads band, and the
man who single-handedly has kept the CHS spirit so high for over 4 decades),
and Jimi-Jo (amazingly still fitting in his CHS letter sweater 13 years after
graduating)! Hail to Cupertino!
True To Your School, now..."
Jun 15 2008
DOO ON TV!
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is kicking off their 2008 summer season with a 30
minute TV special called "BACK TO THE BEACH", and Papa Doo Run
Run's music is featured on the show. There is a clip of the band
playing "Santa Cruz", the title song from our album of the same
name, and another, "The Giant Dipper", our
instrumental from that same CD .
KTVU (channel 2)
Sunday, 6/22 @ 6:30 PM
Sunday, 7/20 @ 6:30 PM
(channel 36, cable 6)
Sunday, 6/29 @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, 7/17 @ 6:30 PM
live or are visiting anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you should be
able to see the show.
annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk concert is Friday, August 15. See you
May 15 2008
SOON! PAPA DOO's NEW ALL ACOUSTIC "GREENifornia"
been in the studio over the past few months, working on an all acoustic album (a very ambitious project for sure) to
be released this summer. It's our own little way of greening up the Earth and curbing global warming (if you buy into that sort of
Preview Papa Doo Run Run's brand new eco-friendly, EPA
approved, totally acoustic "GREEN ALBUM"
(CD) below. It's made entirely from bio-degradable recycled Beach
and Classic Rock tunes, using all acoustic instruments, that won't leave a carbon
footprint, add to our greenhouse gasses, nor
deplete our limited fossil fuel energy resources.
We used only pure organic, non-polluting,
emission lowering, ocean-friendly, non-nuclear, environmentally safe 12 and
6 string acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, bass, ukulele,
and percussion instruments, to accompany our award winning
harmony, but not a single watt of electricity - AC, DC, or
otherwise. And as far as we know, these songs have never
been recorded this way before. You might call it Papa Doo Lite.
And the best part is that no animals, rain forests, or
glaciers were harmed in any way while making this
We're doing our part to clean the air and save
the planet, one song at a time. These songs are so cool they'll
probably lower the Earth's core temperature
a couple of degrees. Check out the sample link below and
watch for our big announcement when the album is released.
Buy wait! HERE'S A BONUS
--- Playing our new GREEN ALBUM CD in
your car may increase your car's mileage by up to 68%, lower CO2
emissions by 50%, and if everyone in the U.S. just played it one time, it
would be like taking 87,512 cars off the road!
Here are some pics...
Jeffrey and Bobby
Songs include: In My Room, Wouldn't It Be Nice, California Girls, Sloop John
B, If I Fell, Brown eyed Girl, Feel A Whole Lot Better, Walk Like A Man,
Eight Days A Week, Surfer Girl, Sleep Walk, I'll Be Back, and Do It Again,
plus a couple of little 1 minute instrumental ditties just for fun.
it out here: www.papadoo.com/acousticdemo-L.mp3
MORE INFO TO COME.
Jan 16 2008
DOO HONORED IN HOMETOWN SILICON VALLEY PAPERS
BO FOX ON THE FRONT PAGE!
second time in the past decade, Papa Doo Run Run
showed up on the front page of their hometown newspaper - The Cupertino
Courier / Sunnyvale Sun. The band's induction into the San Jose
Rocks - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame caught the attention of the local
press. You can check it out on-line and download the whole newspaper at
Click the thumbnails below to view each page...
OR - If you prefer to downlaod a a PDF...
RUN RUN IS INDUCTED INTO THE
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, SILICON VALLEY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Expo Hall was transformed into a dinner /
concert venue for nearly 1000 attendees for the 2nd Annual San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame
and former members of PDRR honored at the event were: Don Zirilli, Jimi Rush, Jeffrey Foskett,
Bo Fox, Bobby "G" Gothar, Adrian Baker,
Stevie "Surf" Dromensk, Krazy Jim Shippey, Markie "Star" Ward, Jimmy D. Armstrong, and the
Papa Doo crew - Rocky Romero, and Nick Cruz.
pictured L to R: Jimi, Stevie Surf, Krazy Jim, Jeffrey, Adrian, Bobby
G, Jimmy D., Bo, and Donnie.
addition to Papa Doo (recognized for our 4 decades of performing, our 2 gold
records, our Grammy nomination, and our collaboration with Jan & Dean and
the Beach Boys), other inductees included Greg Kihn,
a hot Bay Area DJ on K-FOX FM, whose hits "Jeopardy" and "The
Breakup Song" were full rotation staples on MTV in the early 80's; a
band called People! whose remake of the Zombies tune "I Love You"
landed then on Billboards Top 20 in 1968; Dean Markley (Dean Markley Strings
/ Guitars); Larry Norman, with over 50 award winning gospel albums; legendary
DJ and record producer, Mikel Hunter Herrington
(Captain Mikey); and Paul Catalanta,
concert promoter who brought the Beatles to the Bay Area in 1964 and 65.
hour event included dinner, award presentations, a
live auction which included a guitar signed by the legendary Sammy Hagar, and
15 minute performances by each of the inductee entertainers. PDRR's set
list included California Girls, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Wipe Out / The End,
Sherry, and a rousing version of Be True To your School, with all 10
current and former band members jamming it out on stage. For a video
clip of the event go to SanJoseRocks.org
(sorry - the mix is a little under, and pardon the feedback squeal, so
if you want to wash that video down with the same song recorded at our Santa
Cruz show - click here - Wouldn't It Be
Nice - Live.
HERE FOR PAPA'S PERSONAL PICTURES FROM THE EVENT.
PAPA DOO & THE BEACH BOYS AT JOHN STAMOS' ER PARTY.
Beverly Hills. Our buddy, John Stamos, had an
end of summer backyard beach bash to kick off the new season of his TV show,
ER. All of the cast and crew from the show were there, plus some of J's
close friends, The Beach Boys, Jerry Beckley (America), Doug Fieger (The Knack), and of course the guys in Papa Doo
Run Run, who backed up the aforementioned pop
stars. Click here for a YouTube video clip (courtesy of Extra).
John Bruce Bo
JUST IN... MORE STAMOS PARTY CLIPS OF PDRR with GERRY BECKLEY
(AMERICA), and DOUG FIEGER (the KNACK).
Click here for a YouTube video of PAPA & Gerry.
Click here for a YouTube video of PAPA & Doug.
PHOTOS OF THE PARTY CLICK HERE.
SOME PAPA FUN ON ...
recently came across some old (1979) LIVE CONCERT FOOTAGE of PDRR performing
with Jan & Dean, and thought you would get a kick out of it. So
check out "Fun Fun Fun"
and "I Get Around" at http://youtube.com/papadoorunrun.
We also put up the same songs from our 2005 Santa Cruz concert for comparison.
Leave a comment there for us. Let us know what you think.
THIS JUST IN -
PHOTOS FROM PAPA'S 4th OF JULY SYMPHONY GIG. - CLICK HERE!
PAPA ON TV
Saturday, July 14, 2:30 PM. KICU CH 36 (San Jose) / Cable CH 6 (SF Bay
19, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk celebrated their 100th Anniversary.
Papa Doo was the featured band at the event, and the whole shebang was filmed
for TV. There is one clip of the band, but our music is used throughout
the half hour show. The program will be shown throughout the summer on
various cable channels including the History and Travel Channels. Check
your local listings.
PERFORMS WITH THE PACIFIC SYMPHONY
4. It was one of the top 5 gigs we've done in the last 4 decades!
Fourth of July - Papa Doo backed by the 87
piece Pacific Symphony Orchestra, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, in
14,000 of our closest friends and fans showed up for this momentous
occasion. Grammy award winner, Maestro Richard Kaufman, directed the
huge symphony as PAPA banged out our usual faire of
60's All-American Rock & Roll. The set list included:
California Girls, Don't Worry Baby, I Get Around,
Sloop John B, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Wipe Out, The End, Sherry, Surfin USA, Good Vibrations, and Fun Fun
receiving not one, but 2 standing ovations (one for our Wipe Out / The End
medley, and one after Fun Fun Fun), the
enthusiastic crowd sang along with PAPA as the symphony played one of Maestro
Kaufman's signature renditions of America the Beautiful.
whole night was capped off with a gigantic fireworks display, and a VIP
reception back stage. Below is a cell phone
video clip (no cameras allowed - yeah right!) and some photos of the
event. Check back again for more photos.
CLICK HERE FOR 50
SEC VIDEO CLIP
(CLICK FOR LARGER VERSION OF PIC)
31. Papa kicked off the new year right, with a fantastic NEW YEAR'S EVE
party at the Win-River Casino in scenic Redding, CA. It was their first
time at the Indian casino, and hopefully will not be their last. The
event was sold out weeks in advance, and judging by the packed dance floor,
and the clinking Champagne glasses, a good
time was had by all. Special thanks to Allan Folino,
Win-River's Entertainment Director for all his fine hospitality.
Bo & Jeffrey
Jimi - Jeffrey - Bobby G.
- Steve - Stacee
Martha & Adrian
Jen - Nick - Rocky
appears at Marist College "Parents Weekend" concert.
Doo made a recent concert appearance at Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY, for about 1000 students and parents, at their
Parents Weekend event. What was surprising,
was that the students were having as much fun as the parents. Several
parents came up to us afterwards and said they couldn't believe that their
kids were so IN to THEIR (the parents) music! There's hope for a new
generation of rock & rollers. Here are some photos of the band
taken by our friends Linda Bann and Kathy Morris that night (they run the Lou
"Lightning Strikes" Christie fan club).
Adrian & Bobby G
Donnie & Jimi-Jo