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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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