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John Cheatdom

Keeping Doo Wop Alive!

Doo Wop master John originally came from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn along with Jerome “Romeo” Ramos, Marvin Holland and Sammy Gardner where they formed “The Velours”, an American R&B vocal group and had two hits in the US in the late 1950s, “Can I Come Over Tonight” and “Remember”. They relocated to England in the late 1960s, changed their name to “The Fantastics”, and had a top ten hit in the UK in 1971 with “Something Old, Something New”. Remaining in England, John formed “The Realistics” in 1976. The group broke up in 1983, when John then joined various unofficial line-ups of “The Platters”, aka “The Magic Sound Of The Platters”, who toured internationally.

John is still performing live today and recently released his autobiography ‘Keeping Doo Wop Alive” by Conscious Dreams Publishing, subtitled “One man’s story of strength, stamina and survival as an international entertainer.”

Out now. Keeping Doo Wop Alive – John’s Autobiography, new revised edition.

Keeping Doo Wop Alive - John's Autobiography

Buy the book at AmazonSpecial website bundle: The Book with accompanying CD and DVD.

John Cheatdom, Doo Wop master!

A new show

Soultown USA featuring the music of The Platters and other soul classics. Performing their No.1 hits The Great Pretender, Only You and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, true musical trailblazers bring you the authoritative story of soul and Motown in this brand new show spectacular.

John at the 100 Club at a Doo Wop all stars event!

With a great backing band plus vocal group The Velvet Candles.