Some of music’s most famous doowop acts will bring their vocal talents to Holy Cross High School later this month for the Flushing school’s 17th annual Doowop Spectacular.
Presented by the Holy Cross Fathers’ Club, the show takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the school located at 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd. Disc jockey Dennis “Dion” Nardone of WVOX-AM serves as the host.
Headlining the spectacular will be Jay Siegel’s Tokens, best known for their 1961 hit, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Also scheduled to take the stage will be The Marcels, famous for their 1961 classic “Blue Moon”; John Kuse and The Excellents, who had the 1962 single “Coney Island Baby”; The Orions, whose “Wah Watusi” rocked the charts in 1962; and The Knockouts, best known for their 1959 single, “Darling Lorraine.”
The CODA Band will back up all the acts as they take the microphone.
Founded in 1956, the Holy Cross Fathers’ Club holds various fundraising events every school year to assist the Flushing all-boys school in meeting the educational and spiritual needs of its students.
Through its events, the Fathers’ Club typically raises about $15,000 every year for Holy Cross, according to John Wheelan, who has coordinated the doowop spectacular the last 17 years.
Reserved seating tickets are $45 a piece. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Wheelen at 718-279-0470 or Holy Cross High School’s main office at 718-886-7250, ext. 574.