Saturday, November 12, 2016
Report on the 2016 Oldies Meet and Greet at Ben's Deli
Cool Bobby B Spoke to the Group About
How He Produced a Doo Wop Concert
Jeff Scheckner and I have organized these gatherings of oldies radio enthusiasts since 2006. Every year Jeff makes an effort to get a well known NYC radio personality to come, but this year several sent their regrets. It is more important to me for people who "know each other" through social media to meet face to face at least once a year. Electronic relationships are just not the same as meeting people in the flesh.
In the past we have had as many as 80 people come to these events. Perhaps many just came to meet the celebrity that agreed to come. This year the turnout was somewhat lower since we did not have a DJ from a major NYC radio station. Cool Bobby B as seen in the photo above who has come for several years spoke to the group on how he succeeded in producing a Doo Wop Concert on a shoestring budget. Louise Murray, another regular, sang for us again.
Until next year.