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DooWop Denny     .. ....

                              ROCKIN OLDIES SHOW

BILL HALEY     EVERLY BROTHERS     BUDDY HOLLY     FOUR TOPS     ROY ORBISON     ROLLING STONES     TEMPTATIONS     FATS DOMINO     PAUL ANKA     RAY CHARLES     DANNY & THE JUNIORS     BOB SEGER     HARRY BELAFONTE     DEL SHANNON     THE PLATTERS     CONWAY TWITTY     CHUCK BERRY     RITCHIE VALENS     CARL PERKINS     DRIFTERS     WILLIE NELSON       JERRY LEE LEWIS     JOHN DENVER     ELVIS PRESLEY     SAM COOKE     WILSON PICKETT     JIMMY BUFFET     BEACH BOYS     ROGER MILLER     THE DIAMONDS     MARTY ROBBINS     OTIS REDDING     KINGSTON TRIO     BOBBY DARIN     DEL VIKINGS     HANK WILLIAMS     CHUBBY CHECKER     JERRY BUTLER     CONWAY TWITTY     DION & THE BELMONTS     FRANK SINATRA     RICKY NELSON     THREE DOG NIGHT     LOUIS ARMSTRONG     LITTLE ANTHONY     SONNY JAMES     BIG BOPPER     PAT BOONE     DEAN MARTIN††††

 


 

BILL HALEY     EVERLY BROTHERS     BUDDY HOLLY     FOUR TOPS     ROY ORBISON     ROLLING STONES     TEMPTATIONS     FATS DOMINO     PAUL ANKA     RAY CHARLES     DANNY & THE JUNIORS     BOB SEGER     HARRY BELAFONTE     DEL SHANNON     THE PLATTERS     CONWAY TWITTY     CHUCK BERRY     RITCHIE VALENS     CARL PERKINS     DRIFTERS     WILLIE NELSON       JERRY LEE LEWIS     JOHN DENVER     ELVIS PRESLEY     SAM COOKE     WILSON PICKETT     JIMMY BUFFET     BEACH BOYS     ROGER MILLER     THE DIAMONDS     MARTY ROBBINS     OTIS REDDING     KINGSTON TRIO     THREE DOG NIGHT     LOUIS ARMSTRONG     HANK WILLIAMS     CHUBBY CHECKER     JERRY BUTLER     CONWAY TWITTY     DION & THE BELMONTS     FRANK SINATRA     LITTLE ANTHONY     BIG BOPPER     DEL VIKINGS     RICKY NELSON     SONNY JAMES     BOBBY DARIN  †††PAT BOONE     DEAN MARTIN††††

Lifelong guitar/vocal entertainer, DooWop Denny delivers a feel-good

mix of 50's & 60's Rockin' Oldies, Island Tunes, Slow Dancin' and more...

His knack for connecting with the audience and playing to the crowd brings
excitement to the dance floor, smiles on faces, and a whole lotta' fun for any event!
 

MUSIC TO BRING OUT THE "ROCK & ROLL KID" IN YOU!

For booking information, or just to say hello, Email: DooWopDennyOnline@yahoo.com

 


 
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    Oct thru May:   The Saltwater Cafe'  - Nokomis, Florida [I-75 exit #195] (Sarasota/Venice Area)
       Saturdays 7-10pm  Great Food & Drinks,  Dancing,  and a whole lotta' rockin oldies fun!
                                        DINING RESERVATION (specify "In the Bar with Denny") 941-488-3775

-----------------  SUMMER 2015 ~ COLORADO MOUNTAINS  -----------------

    June 14 thru Sep 6:  The Blue Spruce Saloon  - Frisco, Colorado [I-70 exit #201]  (West of Denver)
       Sundays 4-7pm  Happy Hour,  Dancing,  and a Whole Lotta' Rockin Oldies Fun!
                                         Historic Old-Time 1860 "Wild-West" Saloon  970-668-5900

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    September 4, 2015:  Silverthorne Pavilion Ballroom  (Silverthorne, Colorado) [I-70 exit #205]
         Friday  7-9:30pm   ROCKIN OLDIES DANCE PARTY on Colorado's coolest dance floor!
                      Optional Fifties Duds:  Poodle Skirts, Saddle Shoes, Prom Dresses, Letter Sweaters
                            Doors Open 6pm - Cash Bar - BYO Snacks/Munchies - Dancing 7-9:30pm
                            TICKETS:  Advance $12.    Reserved table-of-eight $96.    At Door $14.
 
                          
Tickets available after July 1 at Silverthorne Rec Center.  PHONE 970-262-7370

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DENNY'S  VINTAGE  REQUEST  LIST

BILL HALEY     EVERLY BROTHERS     BUDDY HOLLY     FOUR TOPS     ROY ORBISON     ROLLING STONES     TEMPTATIONS     FATS DOMINO     PAUL ANKA     RAY CHARLES     DANNY & THE JUNIORS     BOB SEGER     HARRY BELAFONTE     DEL SHANNON     THE PLATTERS     CONWAY TWITTY     CHUCK BERRY     RITCHIE VALENS     CARL PERKINS     DRIFTERS     WILLIE NELSON       JERRY LEE LEWIS     JOHN DENVER     ELVIS PRESLEY     SAM COOKE     WILSON PICKETT     JIMMY BUFFET     BEACH BOYS     ROGER MILLER     THE DIAMONDS     MARTY ROBBINS     OTIS REDDING     KINGSTON TRIO     BOBBY DARIN     DEL VIKINGS     HANK WILLIAMS     CHUBBY CHECKER     JERRY BUTLER     CONWAY TWITTY     DION & THE BELMONTS     FRANK SINATRA     RICKY NELSON     THREE DOG NIGHT     LOUIS ARMSTRONG     LITTLE ANTHONY     SONNY JAMES     BIG BOPPER     PAT BOONE     DEAN MARTIN††††

ROCKIN' OLDIES

ALL MY LOVING

AMERICAN PIE

BARBARA ANN

BROWN-EYED GIRL

CALIFORNIA SUN

COME ON LET'S GO

DO YOU LOVE ME
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

HANG ON SLOOPY

HIGH-HEEL SNEAKERS

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

I SAW HER STANDING THERE

JAILHOUSE ROCK

JOHNNY B. GOODE

JOY TO THE WORLD

KANSAS CITY

KEEP ON DANCINí

KODACHROME

LA BAMBA

LEROY BROWN

LETíS DANCE

LET'S TWIST AGAIN

LITTLE DEUCE COUPE

LONG TALL SALLY

LOUIE LOUIE

MAGGIE MAY

MAYBE BABY

MAYBELLINE

MEMPHIS

MIDNIGHT HOUR

MUSTANG SALLY

OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL

PEEPIN' & HIDIN'

PEGGY SUE

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC

PRETTY WOMAN

PROUD MARY

RETURN TO SENDER

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

RUNAROUND SUE

RUNAWAY

SATISFACTION

SHOUT

SO FINE

SPLISH SPLASH

STAGGER LEE

SUMMERTIME BLUES

SURFIN' U.S.A.

SWEET HOME CHICAGO

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN

THAT'LL BE THE DAY

TOSSIN' AND TURNIN'

THE WANDERER

WHATíD I SAY

WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'

WILD THING

WOOLY BULLY

YOUíRE SIXTEEN

DOO-WOP

AT THE HOP

BLUE MOON

BOOK OF LOVE

COME GO WITH ME

HEARTS OF STONE

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

LITTLE DARLIN

LITTLE STAR

PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES

SILHOUETTES

WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

TEENAGER IN LOVE

BILL HALEY     EVERLY BROTHERS     BUDDY HOLLY     FOUR TOPS     ROY ORBISON     ROLLING STONES     TEMPTATIONS     FATS DOMINO     PAUL ANKA     RAY CHARLES     DANNY & THE JUNIORS     BOB SEGER     HARRY BELAFONTE     DEL SHANNON     THE PLATTERS     CONWAY TWITTY     CHUCK BERRY     RITCHIE VALENS     CARL PERKINS     DRIFTERS     WILLIE NELSON       JERRY LEE LEWIS     JOHN DENVER     ELVIS PRESLEY     SAM COOKE     WILSON PICKETT     JIMMY BUFFET     BEACH BOYS     ROGER MILLER     THE DIAMONDS     MARTY ROBBINS     OTIS REDDING     KINGSTON TRIO     BOBBY DARIN     DEL VIKINGS     HANK WILLIAMS     CHUBBY CHECKER     JERRY BUTLER     CONWAY TWITTY     DION & THE BELMONTS     FRANK SINATRA     RICKY NELSON     THREE DOG NIGHT     LOUIS ARMSTRONG     LITTLE ANTHONY     SONNY JAMES     BIG BOPPER     PAT BOONE     DEAN MARTIN††††

GOOFY HITS

BONEY MARONI

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE

CHUG-A-LUG

DO-WAH-DIDDY

ITSY-BITSY TEENIE YELLOW BIKINI
LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR

LOVE POTION #9

MOTHER-IN-LAW

POISON IVY

ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA & BOOGIE FLU

ROCKINí ROBIN

SEA CRUISE
SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER

SPLISH SPLASH

TRASHY WOMEN

Y.M.C.A.

YAKETY-YAK

YOU TALK TOO MUCH

WILLIE & THE HAND JIVE

ROCKABILLY

BLUE SUEDE SHOES

BYE-BYE LOVE

DREAM BABY

HEY! BABY

HOT ROD LINCOLN

HONEY DONíT

HONEYCOMB
OH LONESOME ME

OH BOY!

PARTY DOLL

SINGINí THE BLUES

WAKE UP LITTLE SUZIE

ISLAND TUNES

CHANGES IN ATTITUDES

DAY-O

HOT HOT HOT!

JAMAICA FAREWELL

JUMP IN THE LINE

KEY LARGO

KOKOMO

MAMBO NUMBER FIVE

MARGARITAVILLE

MARIANNE

PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY

RED RED WINE

MATILDA

SLOOP "JOHN B"

VOLCANO

COUNTRY CLASSICS

ACHEY BREAKY HEART

ALL MY EX'S LIVE IN TEXAS

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

BOOT-SCOOTIN' BOOGIE

CRAZY

DETROIT CITY

EL PASO

FOREVER & EVER AMEN

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
HELLO WALLS
HEY GOOD LOOKIN'

I WALK THE LINE
KING OF THE ROAD

MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL

MOVE IT ON OVER

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
QUEEN OF MEMPHIS
RING OF FIRE

SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD

STAND BY YOUR MAN

TRASHY WOMEN

BILL HALEY     EVERLY BROTHERS     BUDDY HOLLY     FOUR TOPS     ROY ORBISON     ROLLING STONES     TEMPTATIONS     FATS DOMINO     PAUL ANKA     RAY CHARLES     DANNY & THE JUNIORS     BOB SEGER     HARRY BELAFONTE     DEL SHANNON     THE PLATTERS     CONWAY TWITTY     CHUCK BERRY     RITCHIE VALENS     CARL PERKINS     DRIFTERS     WILLIE NELSON       JERRY LEE LEWIS     JOHN DENVER     ELVIS PRESLEY     SAM COOKE     WILSON PICKETT     JIMMY BUFFET     BEACH BOYS     ROGER MILLER     THE DIAMONDS     MARTY ROBBINS     OTIS REDDING     KINGSTON TRIO     BOBBY DARIN     DEL VIKINGS     HANK WILLIAMS     CHUBBY CHECKER     JERRY BUTLER     CONWAY TWITTY     DION & THE BELMONTS     FRANK SINATRA     RICKY NELSON     THREE DOG NIGHT     LOUIS ARMSTRONG     LITTLE ANTHONY     SONNY JAMES     BIG BOPPER     PAT BOONE     DEAN MARTIN††††

LITE OLDIES

AND I LOVE HER
ANNIE'S SONG
BACK HOME AGAIN
DAYDREAM

DIANA

DOCK OF THE BAY

DREAM LOVER

DRIFT AWAY
EVERY DAY

HE DON'T LOVE YOU

HELLO MARY LOU
HOW SWEET IT IS

MY GIRL

MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK

ONLY THE LONELY

PEACEFUL EASY FEELING
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT

SONG SUNG BLUE

STAND BY ME

SWEET CAROLINE

TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS

TEQUILA SUNRISE

THIS MAGIC MOMENT

TRAVELIN' MAN

UNDER THE BOARDWALK

A WHITE SPORTCOAT

WONDERFUL WORLD

YOUNG LOVE

STANDARDS

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

BEYOND THE SEA

BLUEBERRY HILL

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

GIRL FROM IPANEMA

HELLO DOLLY

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU

IT HAD TO BE YOU

JUST A GIGOLO

MACK THE KNIFE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

ROUTE 66

STARDUST

SUMMERTIME

THAT'S AMORE

VOLARE

UNFORGETTABLE

SLOW DANCIN'

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT

AT LAST

BLUE BAYOU

BRING IT ON HOME TO ME

CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

CHANCES ARE

COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE

CRAZY

DONNA

EARTH ANGEL

GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART

HE'LL HAVE TO GO

I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

ITíS ALL IN THE GAME

LOVE HURTS

ITíS ONLY MAKE BELIEVE

JUST A DREAM

LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND

LOVE ME

LOVE ME TENDER

MR. BLUE

ONE SUMMER NIGHT

ONLY YOU

PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER

SCOTCH AND SODA

SEA OF LOVE

SINCE I MET YOU BABY

SIXTEEN CANDLES

TEARS ON MY PILLOW

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE

TRUE LOVE WAYS

TWILIGHT TIME

UNCHAINED MELODY

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

YOU BELONG TO ME

 

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THE BEAT GOES ON: A MUSICAL JOURNEY

      Lifelong musician, DooWop Denny, draws from a deep vein of rock & roll history to deliver an authentic, high-energy rockin oldies show, guaranteeing a room full of smiling faces and plenty of excitement on the dance floor.  With his guitar and vocals linked to a MIDI synthesizer, he creates a big-combo sound with a kind of "magic that melts the years away" for the over-50 generation.  Five decades of entertainment savvy have schooled Denny to be a true entertainer, connecting with his audience and playing to the crowd, belting out a 250-song hit-parade of feel-good music. Rockin' Oldies. Island Tunes. DooWop Memories. Slow Dancin'. And even some Vintage Country.
       Home based in Florida most of the year and Colorado during summertime, the DooWop Denny Show has gathered a loyal following over the years with weekly appearances at the Saltwater Cafe' in Venice, Florida, and the Blue Spruce in Frisco, Colorado.  Current bookings include community events, resorts, clubs, cruise ships, weddings, anniversary parties, and private gatherings.

A "MOTOWN" KID IN THE FIFTIES: EARLY ROCK & ROLL

       Growing up in suburban Detroit, Denny found himself immersed in the sounds of Motown early-on, connecting to that great music and its solid Beat.  Piano lessons, that most kids steered clear of, became his first steps on a lifelong journey of music, rhythm and song.
As a high school freshman, Denny took up drums, joining the student band and keeping the Beat in a small jazz ensemble.  But the pulse of rock & roll was sweeping the nation, powered by a cool new sound: The Electric Guitar.
       Inspired by "rockabilly" pioneers, Carl Perkins and Buddy Holly, Denny learned basic licks and three-chord blues progressions on his first guitar.  Next step: rhythm player in a high-school rocker trio named the Jades, doing instrumentals (now called "surf music") by The Ventures and Duane Eddy in the late fifties.  Although no one in the band could get up the nerve to sing, the Jades somehow twanged their way to first place in the school talent show.  The thrill of performing on stage before a live audience took hold!

THE SIXTIES:  PETER, PAUL & DENNY?

       Denny's college years brought a transition to acoustic guitar and folk sing-alongs of the Kingston Trio era.  But unplugged music just didn't pack the Beat and adrenaline rush of rock.  It wasn't long before he dusted off his electric guitar and teamed with new musician friends, forming the D-Fenders, a cool combo of Fender guitars, bass and drums.  Microphones were added to amplify upbeat vocals from Chuck Berry to Roy Orbison to the ultimate party song, Louie Louie.  The D-Fenders were an immediate hit on the college circuit, playing to university audiences and ruckus "Animal House" frat parties.  Summer road trips highlighted the college years as the quartet woke up tourist towns all over the Great Lakes with their backroad gigs.

"TRUE LOVE" - A NEW THEME SONG?

       In 1966, Denny's love for music suddenly met up with True Love, the real thing, when he found the girl of his dreams, Mary Alice.  Marriage, family and daytime career became higher priorities than rockin' & rollin'.   Amps, mikes and sound gear were cashed-in for furniture in the newlyweds' first homeÖ Denny and Mary Alice and their two kids lived happily ever after.  But hold onThere's more to the story...

THE SEVENTIES:  HONEY, THERE'S A BAND IN THE GARAGE!

       Fast forward a few years.  The family and daytime career were on track.  But that rockin' Beat imbedded in Denny's roots kept bubbling to the surface.  Jamming the oldies with friends, neighbors, or anyone who could carry a tune was a frequent weekend happening.  It was "garage band" noise, but a good time for those who dropped by the house to listen or play along.  Eventually, a trio of thirty-somethings smoothed out the jam-band chaos and named themselves Cobb Creek RevivalTheir specialty: Any excuse for a party!  Songs of Neil Diamond, Dion, Three Dog Night and a medley of vintage fifties hits resonated through the years until the drummer relocated to another state.

THE EIGHTIES:  MIDDLE-AGED MEN MAKIN' MUSIC

       In 1981, five middle-aged guys with similar backgrounds in the Detroit-area music scene got together and formed Rockin' Gold, a nostalgia showband.  Phil, the drummer and a melodic genius, created intricate 4-part vocal harmonies and was the driving force behind the group.  Complex melodies of the Del Vikings, Eagles, Beach Boys and Beatles were added to the classic oldies playlist.  Weekly rehearsals in Denny's soundproof music-room produced a crisp, finely-tuned mix of jukebox memories that audiences loved.  Appearing in gold-lamť jackets, Rockin' Gold side-stepped the late-nite bar scene.  But they hugely enjoyed a variety of gigs at country clubs, festivals, and private parties around metro Detroit.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE... DENNY RETIRE?

       It was great while it lasted...12 years together.  But the sound of Rockin' Gold fell silent when two of the band members moved from Michigan.  In 1993, Denny retired from the business world and settled in the Florida sunshine, enjoying the beach, tennis and balmy weather.  But a life of leisure, soaking up rays, somehow wasn't quite enough.  The Beat was still in his head and just wouldn't go away.
       Tinkering with computers and music, Denny discovered he could create tracks of instrumental sounds and blend them together to simulate a live combo.  By playing his guitar along with this synthesized music, he had created a "virtual band" and could sing his favorite oldies again!  What began as a "techie" hobby eventually morphed into a passion.  It was 1996, and one evening at a neighborhood party among smiling faces, Denny's new vibe drifted across the pool.  As the music flowed through him, the thrill of performing for a live audience had returned, and DooWop Denny was "born."  Today the Beat goes on... Let the good times roll!


 
DooWop Denny  ROCKIN OLDIES SHOW

  YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS MUSIC! 

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