The Memories: A Doo-Wop Journey, explores the exciting history of a young professional singing group from their beginning as USO performers at military clubs to their signing with a national record label and performing all over the United States. When Lou Martin joined the doo-wop group called the Bobolinks-later called the Memories-he had no idea that it was the beginning of a lifelong journey into the world of pop music. He chronicles the highs and lows experienced by the group as they made their way through a fifty-five-year career of performing with some of the most recognizable celebrities of the fifties and sixties doo-wop era.
The story begins in the summer of 1957 and revolves around a young man named Lou Martin, who aspires to meet and sing with a group of teenage boys from the southeast section of Washington, DC, called the Bobolinks. He eventually joins the group and begins to learn how to sing harmony and lead. Over the next couple of years, the group evolved into a professional singing group that signed a record contract with a major record label. Their first hit, "Love Bells," brought them lots of radio play and commercial success.
The Memories A Doo Wop Journey provides a unique insider look into the inner workings of a popular singing group and the ups and downs that the members experience as their fame grows.
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Lou Martin studied at American University and Pacific Western University where he earned a BS degree in Administration of Justice. He is a retired law enforcement officer, former staff investigator for the United States Congress, singer, song writer and poet. The father of three children and six grandchildren, he lives on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with his wife Sandra.
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Book Description Cross, Bloomington IN 2012., 2012. 1st edition. 8vo. xiv + 204pp. B/w. illustrations. Near fine in original boards and d/w. ISBN 9781462721207 US$9. Bookseller Inventory # 144663
Book Description CrossBooks Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1462721206