HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR THE LETTERMEN
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
The Lettermen Friends Fan Club Nominated and Sponsored the Group
WHO: Honoree: The Lettermen
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban
Guest Speakers: Actress/Walk of Famer Connie Stevens and The Lettermen’s manager David Haskell
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,689th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording
WHERE: 1765 Vine Street in front of AMDA College of the Performing Arts
WHEN: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. PST
The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that singers The Lettermen will be honored with the 2,689th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 1765 Vine Street in front of AMBDA College of the Performing Arts.
“The Lettermen have many fans from around the world and 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,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be actress/Walk of Famer Connie Stevens and David Haskell who is the manager of The Lettermen.
The dictionary defines harmony as “a combination of musical sounds considered to be pleasing.” The music word could define harmony as “The Lettermen”. For more than 50 years, The Lettermen– Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack, each of whom are entertainers in their own right—have kept the meaning of harmony alive with their soft, romantic, harmonic blend of music which is as popular with their fans today as it was in 1961 when they recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight”.
The Lettermen’s debut single came in the summer of 1961, when Capitol Records decided to put a romantic ballad on the B-side of “That’s My Desire”. The thought was to include a high-energy A-track because the B-side was so sweet, and slow, and did not necessarily encompass the commercial sound of the day.
That B-side, “The Way You Look Tonight”, shot to No. 13 on the Billboard chart. Soft, melodic and romantic, it was a departure from the rock ‘n’ roll music of the day. Eventually listener requests made it a must for radio station play lists nationwide. The group’s second single that year did even better. “When I Fall In Love,” another soft, slow ballad hit No.7, establishing The Lettermen as the most romantic singing group of a generation.
To their credit, The Lettermen have over 75 albums— numerous certified gold – and a myriad of hits including “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 also enjoyed international success touring Japan, The Philippines, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Germany, France, South America, Canada, Mexico and even Saudi Arabia. They have sung and recorded in different languages and have eighteen gold records internationally. Even though group members have come and gone over the years, the one thing that has remained constant is the vision original member, Tony Butala. While music has changed over the years, The Lettermen’s harmony will always endure the test of time.
After a career spanning over seven decades, today we find founding member Tony Butala; semi-retired from performing and enjoying precious time with his family. Tony will from time to time take the stage again as a surprise guest at many of the concerts.
The Lettermen have participated in many charities including: The Jerry Lewis Telethon, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, Nashville’s Christmas for Kids and the Make a Wish Foundation.
All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame