Union City Civic Auditorium will be filled with the sounds of surf and classic rock music when Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County hosts Papa Doo Run Run March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is being sponsored by Magnolia Place Assisted Living in Union City.
Papa Doo Run Run is made up of the core band — Don Zirilli on keyboards, Jim Rush on bass, Bo Fox on drums and Bob Gothar and Adrian Baker on guitar, with all providing vocals. Jeffrey Foskett and Randell Kirsch also perform with the band on guitar and provide vocals when they are available.
The band has been performing continuously since 1965, releasing 10 albums and a dozen singles. They have earned two gold records and a Grammy nomination. All members of the group performed with the famed duo Jan and Dean and with the Beach Boys for three decades. Papa Doo Run Run’s high energy, highly interactive show features their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys.
The now legendary California band quickly discovered their forté — they could sound just like the Beach Boys. That sound caught the attention of surf music icons Jan & Dean and from 1976-80 Papa Doo Run Run toured North America as the opening act and back-up band with the celebrated duo. In 1981, the band graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys and performed and recorded with members of that band throughout the next two decades.
The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the “Celebrity House Band” at Disneyland from 1975-90. In the mid-’80s Papa Doo Run Run became the kings of corporate entertainment, performing at up to 150 corporate events a year worldwide. Their fun packed show is still a favorite of dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Papa Doo Run Run’s first major record release, “Be True to Your School” (produced by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston — RCA, 1975), made the Billboard Hot 100 nationally and reached No. 1 in California. Their ground-breaking CD “California Project” (Telarc, 1985) exploded onto the Hot 100 Chart at No. 17, earning the band its second gold record and a Grammy nomination. Additionally, the band appeared in and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve.” Other accolades include Papa Doo Run Run’s 2007 induction into the North California Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band currently has 10 CD releases, as well as a full length DVD, and three songs in regular rotation on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio (the Margaritaville station). One of the best-kept secrets ... Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to “fill in” in their band.
Memberships are available for the 2012-13 concert series, which will wrap up with VoicePlay on April 20.
Membership tickets are available for $95 per family, $45 for adults, $40 for seniors or $25 for students. Patron memberships include Eighth Note $100-$249, Quarter Note $250-499, Half Note $500-999 and Full Note $1,000 and above. Patron memberships will be listed in the program for each concert. Membership holders may attend reciprocal performances in Dyersburg. The remaining show there this season is The Marvelous Wonderettes on April 9.
Individual tickets are available for $20 each and may be purchased in advance at Lanzer Printing and Office Supply in downtown Union City or at the door.
Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County welcomes corporate sponsorships for any of its upcoming concerts.
For more information about Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County memberships or corporate sponsorship, call Mike Cox at 536-4569.
For more information about Papa Doo Run Run, visit www.papadoo.com.
Published in The Messenger 2.26.13