The Kingtones: A Retro-Spective
Time: 1961; The Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan; The Scene: Gymnasiums
and Parents Garages; Forty-five years and hundreds of 45's later, the
Kingtones are back on the airwaves, with all of their hits like Wish
for an Angel, and Twins. Join us as we relive the age of innocence that
was the early 60's rock'n roll garage band scene, with one of Grand
Rapids original and best known bands: The Kingtones.
Taken from 45's, film clips of the band performing in the 60's, and
live music from the two remaining original Kingtones, Phil Roberts and
Bruce Snoap, along with other members of the still active Kingtones, a
one hour special documentary was woven together to premiere on WGVU-TV.
The Kingtones: A Retro-Spective brings us back to those times through
the music and stories of Grand Rapids own Kingtones, a band that
toured with the likes of Del Shannon, and outsold the national number
one hit Runaway here in Grand Rapids. They have remained active for
over 45 years, and now it's time to tell their story.