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The Cutting Room Presents
La La Brooks Band (former Lead Singer Of The Crystals)
Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Cuttig Room Is Prouf To Present:

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission(s): Unknown
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

La La Brooks is a true rock and roll legend. As the orignal lead
singer of the legendary Phil Spector girl group, The Crystals, her
voice was behind some of the biggest hits of the 60's.

At just 12 years old, La La was overheard singing at school and
asked to joing The Crystals. Once everyone heard her voice she was
asked to sing lead, and in 1963 was responsible for the hit songs "Da
Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me". She would also later sing lead
on all The Crystals songs that appeared on the classic Phil Spector
Christmas album. Spector never used The Crystals background vocals on
the records, but would fly La La to Los Angeles where she would lay
down the lead vocals over backrounds supplied by The Blossom's
(featuring Darlene Love) and a little known girl who went by the name
of Cher.

They began to work on many Dick Clark tours with artists like Dionne
Warwick, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Shirelles, Sam Cooke,
James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Womack, Jackie De Shannon, Bob Dylan,
Manfred Mann, Dave Clark Five, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Rydell, The
Ink Spots, The Drifters, The Coasters, & The Who among many others.

After Lala Brooks had left the Crystals at the end of 1965, the
group broke up. Dee Dee continued on with
the Crystals, hiring other girls to sing the lead, but with no other
original members of the group. After Brooks left, Phil Spector never
produced any more sounds for the group.

In 1968, La La appeared in the original Broadway production of the
musical Hair, where she performed the song "Aquarius." She would later
appear in the Broadway show, "Two Gentlemen of Verona", in 1971. She also
toured with and recorded for various artists (such as the Neville
Brothers, Bobby Womack and Isaac Hayes), made short appearances in
films, and contributed songs to different movie soundtracks (including
the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem).

In 1984, La La moved with her family to England and lived there
until 1990. She spent most of the time in London. In 1990, she moved
with the family to Austria. In 1992, she recorded an album with the
Neville Brothers on BMG under the name "Lala Brooks & Friends". Bobby
Womack appears with La La on remake of "Ain't Nothing Like The Real
Thing". Brooks did a few performances at local clubs in Vienna and had
also an own radio show at "Blue Danube Radio" as a disc jockey in
1993. The shows was called "Lala Brooks - Come On Everybody".

La La is back! And now has her own band, The La La Brooks Band, and
will be performing and touring again performing her hits as well as
others from the Spector catalog, some favorites, and will be
performing several classics from The Crystals greatest hits album that
she has never sung live before since recording the lead vocals on at
the age of 13.
 


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