50s and 60s – American Graffiti

American Graffiti 2

The iconic movie American Graffiti from the early 70s was a pioneer in reviving the Rock ‘n’ Roll music of the 50s – Now for the first time Booking House Inc presents a Tribute Concert to American Graffiti featuring Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas!  The show brings back every major hit from every major artist, from 1955 to 1965. This 5 piece band (sax player can be added) with an array of concerts behind them have collectively been performing for 30 years on the theater stages as well as fairs and exhibitions and casinos.

You’ll hear hits by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Bill Haley and the Comets! Also included are  Rockabilly classics by Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent and Buddy Holly. The Doo Wop era with songs by The Diamonds, The Del Vikings and Dion and the Belmonts! Into the 1960s with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and a highlight to Danny and the Juniors with At the Hop and Rock and Roll is here to stay!

AMERICAN GRAFFITI starring Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas are fast becoming one of the most sought after nostalgia groups of our time! This show is especially appealing to the 55+ audience in Theatres and Casinos!


Little Darlin:

Johnny B Goode:


“Beach Party Boys, Frankie Valli and American Graffiti, were superb. Fernando, crooned them to a frenzy with his Frankie Valli tribute. A lot of people said, if you close your eyes you would think it was the real Frankie Valli. The Beach Party Boy set and the American Graffiti set were exceptional and the dance floor was packed from beginning to end. The 2-3 encores said it all. Everyone loved them and all the comments that I received was hire them for next year. The entire band was very amiable and from the heart, sincere, and you could tell that they love playing in front of appreciative crowds. 10/10 rating”
- Harry Gerstheimer, Co-Chair and Corporate Sponsorship, “TAY” Canada Day Committee

“My girlfriend and I attended the Marmora Jamboree last night (Sept. 7) for the first time and even sat in the rain! This band is excellent! Great music and so talented! I am in my early 50’s and am bananas about 50’s and 60′ music! I like how the group told the audience some history about each singer/song. The man who sang Franki Valli – Sherry- was even better than Frankie Valli! We could have listened to this group all night! When the lead singer (I believe) spoke about his Dad coming from southern Italy it hit home because my parents came to Canada in 1960 from Sicily too. Our husbands chose not to attend the Jamboree with us. Crazy! They missed a great show!”
-Mary Clarke, Marmora, ON

Song List

Shake Rattle and Roll
Bo Diddley
Blue Suede Shoes
Ready Teddy
Come Go With Me
Elvis Medley
Little Darlin
Be Bop A Lula
Blueberry Hill
Book Of Love
Chantilly Lace
La Bamba
That’ll Be the Day
Great Balls of Fire
Johnny B. Goode
At The Hop
Summer Time Blues
Hello Mary Lou
Bye Bye Love
Let’s Dance
Peppermint Twist
Blue Moon
Duke of Earl
Runaround Sue
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Pretty Woman
Surfin USA
I Saw Her Standing There
Rock and Roll is here to Stay