Papa Doo Run Run

Papa Doo Run Run

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PAPA DOO RUN RUN - performing continuously since 1965! Toured and recorded with Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys, for 3 decades. On their own earned 2 gold records and a Grammy nomination. Their show features Classic Rock plus their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys.

Biography

Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forté - they could sound just like the Beach Boys! That sound caught the attention of surf music legends, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 PDRR toured North America as opening act and back-up band with the duo. In 1980, PDRR graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and performed and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the "Celebrity House Band" at Disneyland from 1975-90!

PDRR’s first major record release, “Be True To Your School” (RCA, 1975), made the Billboard Hot 100 nationally and reached No. 1 in California. Their ground-breaking CD “California Project” (Telarc, 1985) exploded onto the Hot 100 Chart at no. 17, earning the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, they appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve”. Other accolades include PDRR's 2007 induction into the N. California Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (aka San Jose Rocks). The band currently has 10 CD releases as well as a full length DVD, and 3 songs in regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio. One of their best-kept secrets… Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to “fill in” in their band.

Discography

Papa Doo Run Run records & CD's:
1975 Be True To Your School (single)
1979 Deadman's Curve (soundtrack from the movie)
1981 Lady Love (single)
1982 California (single)
1983 Papa Doo Run Run 5 song EP
1985 California Project
1995 It's Alive
2000 Archeology XXXV
2001 Santa Cruz
2002 Blue Plate Special
2003 P6 (6 song EP)
2004 On The Beach
2006 40th Anniversary LIVE DVD
2005 America's Music - California's Band
2007 Soundtrack 40+6
2008 Greenifornia

Set List

Papa Doo Run Run’s live show focuses around their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys, plus all the fun “Classic Rock” party hits of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Their act is FAST and FUN, and never fails to get their audience singing along at the top of their lungs! A typical show is 2 hours straight through. Breaks can be arranged if required.

A typical set list includes these beach tunes...

BARBARA ANN
BE TRUE TO SCHOOL
CALIFORNIA GIRLS
DANCE DANCE DANCE
DO IT AGAIN
DON'T WORRY BABY
DO YOU WANNA DANCE
FUN FUN FUN
GOD ONLY KNOWS
GOOD VIBRATIONS
HELP ME RHONDA
I GET AROUND
KOKOMO
LITTLE DEUCE COUPE
LITTLE HONDA
MISERLOU
PIPELINE
SHUT DOWN
SLEEP WALK
SLOOP JOHN B.
SURFER GIRL
SURFER JOE
SURFIN SAFARI
SURFIN USA
WALK DON'T RUN
WENDY
WIPE OUT
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
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Plus these Classic Rock tunes...

ALREADY GONE
ALRIGHT NOW
AMERICAN BAND
BOOM BOOM
BORN TO BE WILD
BROWN EYED GIRL
BROWN SUGAR
CATCH THE WIND
CHINA GROVE
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