Tag Archives: 1960’s

Donna Loren—”Beach Blanket Bingo,” Actress, Singer—Guest 04/16/2018

Donna Loren
Donna Loren

Ken Boxer Live welcomes Donna Loren to our TVSB Ken Boxer Live studios. Also joining her is Domenic Priore, the well-known primary author of her book Pop Sixties.

To quote Wikipedia:

Donna Loren is an American singer and actress. A prolific performer in the 1960s, she was the “Dr Pepper Girl” from 1963 to 1968, featured female vocalist on ABC-TV’s Shindig, and a cast member of the American International Pictures “Beach Party” movie franchise.

Loren was signed to Capitol Records in 1964, releasing several singles and the Beach Blanket Bingo LP soundtrack, which included her signature song “It Only Hurts When I Cry.” She guest starred on episodic television series including Dr. Kildare, Batman, and The Monkees, as well as appearing regularly on network and local variety and music shows.

In 1968 she retired from her career to marry and raise a family. Loren recorded again in the 1980s and ran her own fashion business, ADASA Hawaii, throughout the 1990-2000s. In 2009, she returned to performing. Her most recent releases include the album Love It Away (2010) and the EP Donna Does Elvis in Hawaii (2010), as well as the compilation These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014). Her first book, Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party, and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive, co-authored with Domenic Priore, was released in 2017.

Donna Loren
1960’s Dr. Pepper Ad

Come join us for an exciting interview with the hugely talented Donna Loren and author Domenic Priore.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, April 16th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/19/2018, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

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Pamela des Barres—1960’s-Era Rock Star Groupie—Guest 03/05/2018

Pamela des Barres
Pamela des Barres

Ken Boxer Live welcomes our next guest, former 1960’s-era groupie, Pamela des Barres. In introducing her I quote Katie Bain from noisey.vice.com:

“Pamela Des Barres is most often remembered for having sex with Mick Jagger. And Jimmy Page. And Keith Moon. And Waylon Jennings. And a bunch of other rock gods in between. Des Barres carved out her place in rock ‘n’ roll history as one of LA’s most prolific groupies during the decadent era when the members of Led Zeppelin rode motorcycles down hotel hallways and musicians got crazy rich off of record sales. But she also made music herself as a member of The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), a band made up of a bunch of groupies, as organized by Frank Zappa (Des Barres used to babysit his kids). In pictures from the era, Des Barres is an ethereal, glowing redhead in silk vintage wear—exactly the kind of woman you’d want to spend time with if you were a virile young rock star in town for the week.”

We all look forward to des Barres’s filling in the details with her incredible memories of those times.

Pamela des Barres
Interview

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, March 5th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/08/2018, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)