May 12, 1962, was WDGY High School Fun Day & Night with music by Mike Waggoner and the Bops and the Doradoes from noon to five. Also on tap was a twist contest, with trophies to winners. “Three brave WDGY disk jockeys will try to break the world’s DJ roller coaster record of 47 rides.” That night at Danceland there was a Battle of the Bands, with the Ricochets and the Doradoes.
Big show on Memorial Day, May 30, 1962 at Danceland. For $1.85 you could see, hear, and dance to:
- Del Shannon
- Brian Hyland
- The Belmonts
- Jamie Coe (“Cleopatra”)
- Kenny Chandler (“It Might Have Been”)
- The Gigolos (Huh?)
Bill Diehl emceed the big July 4th Twistathon, to the music of the Champs.