Doo wop group will coast into Brunswick


BRUNSWICK – Famed ’50s doo wop group The Coasters will give a public concert at the Bowdoin College Day Camp Wednesday, July 25, at Bowdoin College.

The Coasters first hit the charts in 1956 with the song “Down in Mexico.” In 1958, their smash hits “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown” remained No. 1 and 2 on the charts for several weeks – and hit after hit followed.

All the group’s distinctive material was written and produced by the team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller.

Still led by founding member Carl Gardner, the Coasters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Farley Field House. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for members of groups of five or more. They are available at the Farley Field House desk weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door the day of the concert. For more information, call 725-3902.