Gregmironchuk's Blog

We’re Havin’ A Party

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on February 1, 2012

(l. to r.) Ben E. King, Tony Orlando, and Lala Brooks (of the Crystals) sing at my friend, Wesley Reed's house, during his annual Winter Party.

My friend, Wes Reed, has the one-and-only Ben E. King, and his band, come to his house to entertain, at least once, every year. They are friends, and have been doing this for at least a dozen years. This year, somehow, someway… Wes was able to engineer having Ben’s biggest fan, Tony Orlando (yeah, THAT Tony Orlando) surprise Ben, by coming in, during Ben’s set, and sing a few songs with him.

The Maraschino Cherry on the whole thing, was Ben bringing Lala Brooks, the voice you hear most strongly in songs by The Crystals (‘Dah Do Run Run’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’).

Whatta night!

Lala Brooks, from The Crystals.

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