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Topically Yours:Herb Cox (Cleftones)& Barbara Harris (Toys)

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Host Deardra Shuler welcomes Herb Cox of the Clefftones to the show and invites the audience in on the conversation, as they talk about his life and career and the music of the doo wop era.

Herb Cox and The Cleftones were originally formed in Queens, New York as the Clefs. They later becamehe Cleftones. They recorded their 1st single, "You Baby You,” followed by "Little Girl of Mine" and "You're Driving Me Mad.” They were in the Easter Jubilee of Stars" show at the Brooklyn Paramount. That year they recorded "Can't We Be Sweethearts" and "String Around My Heart,” and in 1961 they recorded "Heart and Soul." While the group stopped touring regularly in 1963, The Cleftones reformed for a revival show in New York City in 1970.

R&B singer Barbara Harris of the Toys joins the show later to talk about her hits "A Lover's Concerto," Attack and
"Sealed with A Kiss."  Barbara Harris started singing in her hometown churches in North Carolina and later in Queens, New York. In HS, she became part of a group called The Charlettes that did background vocals for recording artists. Changing their name to The Toys, the group released "A Lover’s Concerto” and sold over a million copies. “Attack” (1966) was followed by “Sealed With A Kiss.”

Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs, the Dubs and Kenny Vance & the Plantones are also on the bill at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts  in the Bronx, NY, on Saturday, January 19th at 8:00pm. Call 718.960.8833 for tickets or check on line at www.LehmanCenter.org.