The sounds of the '50s and early '60s will open the 2012-13 season of the Warren Civic Music Association.
Cornell Gunter's Coasters perform the music of the vocal group that had 10 top 40 hits between 1957 and 1961, including ''Young Blood,'' ''Yakety Yak,'' ''Charlie Brown,'' ''Along Came Jones'' and ''Poison Ivy.''
The Marvelettes were one of the first Motown acts to achieve commercial success on that label. Its run of '60s hits included ''Please Mr. Postman,'' ''Playboy,'' ''Beechwood 4-5789'' and ''Don't Mess With Miss Bill.''
Larry Marshak's Tribute to The Platters will draw from a repertoire of 22 top 40 hits released by The Platters. It's best known for such ballads as ''Only You (And You Alone),'' ''The Great Pretender,'' ''My Prayer,'' ''Twilight Time'' and ''Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.''
None of the three acts feature original members of the groups whose songs they sing.
The three acts will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
WHAT: Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Larry Marshak's Tribute to The Platters and The Marvelettes
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren
HOW MUCH: Single concert tickets are $35 and are available online at www.warren civicmusic.com and by calling 330-399-4885.
It is the first of six concerts that will be part of the upcoming season, and a limited number of season tickets still are available. Other attractions include:
Oct. 16 - Greg Bonham, an Australian-born singer and musician who has sold more than 14 million records internationally.
Nov. 14 - Jive Aces with Toni Elizabeth Prima, a UK jive and swing band that will be joined for the Warren concert by the daughter of famed bandleader Louis Prima.
Dec. 11 - Mandy Barnett, a county/pop/jazz vocalist who starred in the musical ''Always ... Patsy Cline'' in Nashville.
March 7, 2013 - ''Hooray for Hollywood,'' a salute to movie musicals.
April 16 - SIX, an a cappella vocal group named Best Show and Entertainers of the Year in Branson.
Season tickets good for admission to all six concerts are $80 and $32 for children ages 17 and younger.