The Do's & The Don'ts
Old Time Rockers Raise Funds
|The article, Old-time rockers raise funds for Iowa's own music museum by Courier Staff Writer,
Anne Kapler, was originally printed in The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, on April 25, 2002. The Do's & Don'ts performed at an old time Rock 'N' Roll concert for the Iowa Rock 'N' Roll Music Association and the Iowa Rock and Roll History Museum. This benefit concert raised over $5,000. This article has been reproduced in it's entirety with permission granted by Vashon Borich, Marketing/New Media Director, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Waterloo Iowa.|
Old-time rockers raise funds
|The Escorts/Do's and Don'ts will play original and cover tunes from the '50s to early '70s. The band, which was formed in 1959, was one of the first full-time rock groups to form in eastern Iowa and recorded 12 records.|
In 1966, band members Dick and Zelda Sherman, Roger Booth and Dick Burns signed with Red Bird Records, and their single "I Wonder" hit the Billboard charts that summer. Originally known as the Escorts, they changed their name to The Do's and Don'ts at the record label's request.
Burns no longer plays with the group, but the other three original members are still together, and they've added two new members, Frank Glaser (a former member of Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Al & The Untouchables) and Rick Sherman.
, the band's bassist, said the group has been in high demand since it was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
"It's been a ball because it's so much fun," he says. "People come up and say, 'I didn't know you guys were still around. You played at our prom,' or 'You played at our wedding.'"
Next up, Artie Mentz will perform as Elvis Presley and play a set with his band, the Pink Catillacs. Mentz was named by "Rolling Stone" as one of the top 10 Elvis impersonators in the mid-'80s. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and "Mondo Elvis," a 1990 documentary on Elvis fans.
Mentz will don a white jumpsuit and cape to perform as Elvis, Vegas-style.
"We're doing that show that never was," says Pink Catillacs drummer Bobby Greenwood.
The three bands will bring a variety of danceable oldies to the ballroom.
"Even though they all play oldies music, each (band) brings a unique style," Brown said.
The May 4 show will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $10 and available at Electric Park Ballroom, at West Music, 6233 University Ave., Cedar Falls, and online at www.IowaRockNRoll.com. See pictures of the show.
Reprinted with permission (c) 2004 The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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