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Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Sat Jan 29, 2011
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Queensborough, NY
Featuring Ron Dante (Former Lead Singer of The Archies and The Cufflinks), Sonny Geraci (Former Lead Singer of The Outsiders and Climax), Dennis Trufano (Former Lead of The Buckinghams) and Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill


Sunday Jan 30, 2011 - 7:30 PM
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
NYC, NY
Featuring Ron Dante, Sonny Geraci, Dennis Trufano, and Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods


Friday Feb 11, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Sunrise Theatre
Ft Pierce, FL
The Legendary Teenagers,Kathy Young, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods,The Crests


Friday March 11, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
Cerritos, CA
With Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Sonny Geraci (Former Lead Singer of The Outsiders and Climax), Dennis Trufano (Former Lead Singer of The Buckinghams), Ron Dante (Former Lead Singer of The Archies and The Cufflinks), and Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods


Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Photo Gallery


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Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods

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BIOGRAPHY:

1974
Cashbox #1 New Vocal group
Billboard #2 Top New Group
Record World #2 Top New Male Group

#1 Gold Record with "Billy Don't Be A Hero" which sold more than 3 million copies.Other hits include "Who Do You Think you are?","Heartbreak Kid","House on Telegraph Hill".

Since they were introduced to Dick Clark in the late 60's and began touring with some of the major artists at that time like Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Rascals and also Herman Hermits which were part of the "Caravan of Stars" which was sponsored by Dick Clark. The Heywoods soon were known as local recording artist. They were signed on with Queen -Bee and Gene Autry's Republic records, which some of their tunes received local air play in Cincinnati, but not played nationally. Their biggest break came when they began touring with one of the biggest pop family's of the seventies and their name is still a major part of the music that we all know and love today, The Osmonds. The Heywoods began touring with The Osmonds back in the early seventies and soon came the break that The Heywoods needed to be known nationally. They were signed up with a major record company, Family Productions, and got their first charted single with "Special Someone. "It was released in 1972 and was the title to their debut album. Soon came a follow up single "You Don't Own Me," and the group became known as Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. They left Family Productions in 1973 and were signed up by ABC records produced by Steve Barri and released the single "Deeper and Deeper" and by March of 1974 came as we all know one of The Heywoods biggest #1 hits and gold records "Billy Don't Be A Hero" and soon to follow 'Who Do You Think You Are?" and "The Heartbreak Kid" and "Our Last Song Together.In late 1975 the group left ABC records for the record company of Capital records and released their third album Farther On with the hits of "Oh Boy" ,"Hello its Me" and Teenage Rampage." The Heywoods left Capital Records in late 1976 and in 1977 they were back with a single for Playboy Records "Give Me Some Time." 1978 Bo released the single "Love Spirit Lady" on Republic Records under the name The Bo Donaldson Band.By the 1980's the country group called River Bend was born, performing such hits as "Til The Well Runs Dry","One Call At A Time" and "Crazy Over You".In the 1990's Bo decided that it was time to get the group back that all of us remember as Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. They released a new CD in 1996 "The Best of Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods and once again they are together performing through out the country.

Appearances include countless Tv appearances in the 70's.
"The Bob Braun show", "The Mike Douglas show", "Dinah", American Bandstand,Dick Clark TV special "The Real World Of Make Believe", Dick Clark's Action shows73',74' which they were regulars. "The Merv Griffen Show" "Wonderama" "The Bobby Goldsboro Show " Touch of Gold"."Your Hit Parade".

Some of the Performances of the 90's - 2000.

The WGRR Oldies Fest,Cincinnati Ohio 1997

1999 Rhino Retrofest in Santa Monica, CA with Ron Dante, Tony Burrows, Al Wilson, Kyle Vincent.

SPCA Telethon in Los Angeles,CA 2001

2000 Retrofest in Santa Monica, CA with Ron Dante, Andy Kim. Al Wilson.

The Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey 2002 with Freda Payne, Lou Christie, Pat Upton(from Spiral Staircase), Eddie Holman, The Rascals, Frankie Vaile, and The Assocaiation.

The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland,CA in 2002

The Beaumont Cherry Festival, Beaumont, CA with Ron Dante 2003

Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods will be performing with Ron Dante of The Archies and Andy Kim in the "American Heroes of pop atThe Lake of theTorches Resort Casino Lac Du Flambeau, WI in 2006


The Best of Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods CD

The Best of Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods CD are now available!
If you would like to purchase this CD, send $20.00 plus $5.00 for shipping to:

Bo Donaldson
PO Box 1727
Canyon Country, CA 91386

Black Tshirts with the band logo are also available (size large or extra large) for $20.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.


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