Monday, April 16, 2007

After 50 Years, Danny And The Juniors Here To Say

BRANSON, Mo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The band that sang “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay” is apparently here to say.

Danny And The Juniors, who hit the top of the charts in the late ’50s with hits like “At The Hop” is still hopping around, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a group.

Although lead singer Danny Rapp committed suicide in 1983, baritone Joe Terranova says the band still contains two original members, which he says “is pretty good, as far as oldies groups go.”

Even though the Juniors are now senior citizens, Terranova says they perform at least 70 gigs a year, including their current stint at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri.

In fact, the group recently topped the Beach Music charts with a new song, “House On Fire.”

Terranova believes in the philosophy that “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” and says that’s because the audience for his music remains forever young.

As he puts it, “I can’t tell you how many teachers use ‘At The Hop.’ I think it’s one of the top songs taught in schools.

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