On March 8, 2003, at 9:00 p.m., WGVU Productions
presented the documentary. It was called, “The Kingtones: A
Retro-Spective.” The program was a huge success, making three times
more money then what WGVU had predicted.
On June 6, 2003, the lead singer on the last three
Kingtone records, Dave Roberts, died.
On June 11, 2003, WGVU had another fund raiser for
their station. The program was dedicated to the memory of Dave Roberts,
a true pioneer in the vintage Rock 'n Roll era.
In 2004, the WGVU TV / Kingtones Documentary “The
Kingtones: A Retro-Spective” won a
"Wish for an Angel" Video (Courtesty of WGVU TV)
Kingtones survived for 50 years and have now retired. Phil
Roberts, lead guitarist, and Bruce Snoap, Keyboards, two of the
original members were still with the group. The other remaining members
were George Campbell on drums (Crazy George), and Jim Lewis, lead
vocalist (Big Jim). Jay Fortier, one of the 5 sit in bass players the
Kingtones used, is pictured below with the Kingtones.
congratulations, Kingtones, to 50 years of rockin' the rafters. Even
The Rolling Stones would have to hang on for another
years to hit that mark.”