The Official Newsletter of Sh-boom!
4th Quarter/1998 No.16
Auld Lang Syne
New Year's Eve at the Renaissance Hotel
December 31st marks Sh-boom's second consecutive New Year's Eve at the elegant Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis. Located in Bridgeton near Lambert Airport, the Renaissance promises an even better package this year.
$239 per couple includes:
Guest room overnight (with late check-out)
Reception with Hot hors d'oeuvres
Midnight champagne toast
New Year's Day breakfast buffet
For reservations, call (314)429-1100 or (800)228-9290
Sh-boom to Appear in Holiday Parade
Sh-boom is making plans for a 5th annual appearance in the Mid-America Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving morning. The parade, one of the nation's largest, is televised in St. Louis on KSDK Channel 5, as well as NBC affiliates across the Midwest. Sh-boom will sing Christmas songs from a float with a giant spinning pink guitar. The parade will wind through the streets of downtown St. Louis. Be sure to watch on TV or in person.
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Lil' Ricky Retires from Sh-boom
"To everything there is a season... and a time for every purpose under heaven..."
After 15+ years and some 1,200 performances, Sh-boom vocalist Rick Johnson had his farewell performance on September 12th at St. Louis' Casa Loma Ballroom.
Rick, a.k.a. "Lil' Ricky," is a founding member of Sh-boom. Rick is best known for his portrayal of Joe Cocker and Jake Blues (Blues Bros.), and for his rendition of songs like "Unchained Melody" and "Blue Moon."
Lil' Ricky's quick wit and vocal prowess was a aprt of the show since 1983. Rick will be missed by his fellow Sh-boom band members as well as the countless fans who have seen him perform over the years.
Read Rick's farwell message here. Send your well wishes to firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Sh-boom, P.O. Box 260066, St. Louis, MO 63126
Sh-boom meets Dick Clark
On July 15th, 115 Sh-boom fans watched the Cardinals battle the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Sh-boom also performed the national anthem before a crowd of 32,000 while receiving exposure on KMOX (radio) and FOX Sports (TV).
The highlight of the evening was Sh-boom's chance meeting with Dick Clark of American Bandstand fame. Dick Clark kindly commented that Sh-boom's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" was the best he had ever heard. (Sure, Dick!)
Sh-boom would like to thank Dick Clark for taking time to visit with the band and to all the Sh-boom fans who came out to show their support. A very special thanks to the Childrens Miracle Network which co-sponsored this unforgettable evening.
I Wonder Why
Fans Speak Out
Names: Jim & Cecelia
Residence: Washington, MO
Job: Jim- retired auto worker, now at Wal-Mart. Cecelia- mother of 7!
First Sh-boom Show: 1984 Ramada Inn at Six Flags
Favorite Sh-boom Songs: "Hot Hot Hot" and "Sleepwalk"
What makes Sh-boom different from other bands: We always marvel that the guys in Sh-boom are having even more fun than the fans!
What we like best about Sh-boom: The harmony among the eight guys goes even further than the singing and performing. They also play great practical jokes on each other.
Favorite Sh-boom memories: From cruisin' Chuck-A-Burger to a cruise in the Caribbean... from the banks of the Meramec to the beaches of Mexico. Watching like nervous parents when Sh-boom sang the National Anthem at Busch Stadium. Introducing Sh-boom to Rock 'n Rye.
Note: Jim and Cecelia are two of the band's most faithful, enduring followers. It's special people like these two who have kept Sh-boom around for 15 years.
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