The Drifters

Cyprus Avenue
9:00 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

The Sounds of Christmas

The Ronettes
RonnieSpector.com

Cyprus Avenue rings in the holidays, as Bill Shapiro brings you his annual “The Sounds of Christmas” show.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Doc Pomus ~ Redux

Doc Pomus
songwritershalloffame.org

On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, we take a journey through decades of popular songs by well-known artists and with something in common:  they were either written or co-written by Doc Pomus.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:00 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

The Demise Of Doo Wop

The Drifters.

This week on Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro turns back the clock for a taste of Doo Wop, featuring The Drifters, Dion, the Beach Boys & more.

Legend has it that Doo Wop music got its famous nonsense-name from a 1954 record for a song called "Never," by a Los Angeles-based group called Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees.

In 1955, The Turbans' Top 40 song, "When You Dance," featured the group chanting "doo-wop" several times.

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