The Lettermen to perform timeless love songs at MU|
Their signature sound of romantic standards scored them more than 25 chart-hit singles in the 1960s and 70s. Among the 32 consecutive albums that charted in the Top 100 in the United States, four were certified gold: “The Lettermen!!!...And Live’’ in 1967, “Goin’ Out of My Head’’ in 1968, “Best of the Lettermen’’ in 1969, and “Hurt So Bad’’ in 1970.
At the same time, The Lettermen toured with George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Bill Cosby; performed on bills with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Jimmy Durante, Debbie Reynolds, Sam Cooke, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The group also appeared several times on television’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,’’ and were regulars on “The Red Skelton Show’’ and “The Hollywood Palace.’’
Overall, The Lettermen have made more than 200 appearances on television shows, such as Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand’’ series, and various talk shows with Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Jack Paar, Milton Berle and many others.
The Lettermen also enjoyed international success touring Japan, the Philippines, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Germany, France, South America, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
During their more than 50-year career, The Lettermen have averaged at least one album a year. The trio has gone through a few personnel changes over the years. Today, the band is comprised of Tony Butala, an original and founding member, Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton.
Tickets for the show are available exclusively through the MU Box Office at (570) 674-6719. Premium House Center tickets are $35 per person and general admission seats are $20 per person.