NW Indiana legend The Spaniels Forever to perform in La Porte

The Spaniels Forever to perform in La Porte

The first La Porte Community Concert Association event of the season will feature The Spaniels Forever at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Kesling Intermediate School auditorium, 306 E. 18th St. in LaPorte. The Spaniels’ roots go back to 1948 at Roosevelt High School in Gary when classmates Billy Shelton and Pookie Hudson began singing together. In the Spring of 1954, the Hudson-written single, “Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight,” rose to the Top 5 on the Rhythm & Blues chart and became an international hit. The Spaniels were the first artist signed to Vee-Jay Records, an independent Black-owned label in Gary that paved the way for Motown Records. Their repertoire includes a range of rhythm & blues, pop and rock hits, as well as some gospel, where they all got their beginning. The concert is included in the LCCA season ticket package, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 for adults and $5 for students through high school. For more information, call 219-362-5292.

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