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6 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium
CCU to host Beach Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Coastal Carolina University will host the second annual Beach Music Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium. The seven artists to be honored are Chuck Berry, Earl Bostic, Ray Charles, The Coasters, The Embers, The Inkspots and The Platters, as well as a tribute to the late Etta James.
The 10 songs to be honored are “Fever,” recorded by Little Willie John; “Flamingo,” recorded by Earl Bostic; “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” recorded by Wynonie Harris; “Honky Tonk,” recorded by Bill Doggett; “In the Still of the Night,” recorded by the Five Satins; “Just a Gigolo,” recorded by Louie Prima; “Lawdy Miss Claudy,” recorded by Lloyd Price; “Money Honey,” recorded by The Drifters; “Rock Around the Clock,” recorded by Bill Haley and his Comets; and “Searchin’,” recorded by The Coasters.
Tickets to the Beach Music Hall of Fame Induction ceremony are $20, available through the Wheelwright Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 843-349-2502.
The University’s affiliation with beach music was spearheaded by Harry Turner, president of the Beach Music Association International. An author and radio personality, Turner has taught noncredit courses on beach music through the University's adult learning program for many years.* The Carolina Beach Music Association is also supporting the Hall of Fame project at CCU. For more information, contact Martha Hunn, director of news and public affairs, at 843-349-2962.
*Harry Turner and Lee Brockington will present the “History of Rock & Roll” at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center, Mondays, Oct. 22-Nov. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. (OLLI course 12/XFA XMUSC 604 W01, $45).
Contact Wheelwright Box Office, 843-349-2502 for additional information