A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled Monday honoring the male pop vocal trio The Lettermen thanks to the efforts of their fan club.
“What makes this Walk of Fame ceremony extra special is that their very own fans, The Lettermen Friends Fan Club, nominated the group and sponsored the star for their favorite artists,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Actress Connie Stevens and David Haskell, the group’s manager, will join group members Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts on Vine Street.
The star is the 2,689th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony will be livestreamed on walkoffame.com.
The ceremony comes two days before the group begins a series of five concerts at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.
The group had its first hit in 1961 with the romantic ballad on its first single, “The Way You Look Tonight” reached No. 13 on the Billboard chart. Another ballad on The Lettermen’s second single, “When I Fall In Love” released later that year reached No. 7 on the Billboard chart.
The Lettermen have recorded more than 75 albums, with 18 gold records, and such hits as “When I Fall In Love,” “Come Back Silly Girl,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Hurt So Bad” and “Shangri-La.”
The Lettermen have toured Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany, France, South America, Canada and Mexico. They have appeared on such television shows as “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Jack Benny Program” and “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”
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