Donna Loren Book Signing at L.A. Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention-Aug 20

Donna Loren will be greeting fans and signing her new book: Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive. 

The book, co-authored by Domenic Priore, is the photographic retrospective of a 1960s "It Girl." Featuring narrative by Loren herself and the help of longtime Los Angeles archivist Domenic Priore, Donna Loren looks at her work on television's Shindig! and Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour (including images of The Supremes, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more), plus behind-the-scenes on the sets of BatmanThe Monkees, and all the American International beach movies. At a time when The Beach Boys and Beach Blanket Bingo were on top, Donna Loren was the iconic California Girl. Get your Autographed copy here.

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“Pop Sixties” Book by Donna Loren & Domenic Priore Now Available

"IT IS MY GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE: my new book, co-authored with Domenic Priore, entitled Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive to be released July 18th everywhere. And, those of you who pre-ordered it from the Tiki Oasis program last year will be seeing it pop up on your door-step even sooner. It's an assemblage of images taken bymy father as he followed me everywhere, where I performed alongside the greatest Soul artists of the '60s, shots of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Jackie Wilson, a bunch with The Supremes, The Shirelles and other great girl groups on the '64 Dick Clark tour!"  Available Now Autographed by Donna! (and all the usual places). Rare Bird Books

Pres Release: Pop Sixties: Shindig!, Dick Clark, Beach Party and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive is the photographic retrospective of a 1960s "It Girl." Featuring narrative by Loren herself and the help of longtime Los Angeles archivist Domenic Priore, Donna Loren looks at her work on television's Shindig! and Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour (including images of The Supremes, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more), plus behind-the-scenes on the sets of BatmanThe Monkees, and all the American International beach movies. At a time when The Beach Boys and Beach Blanket Bingo were on top, Donna Loren was the iconic California Girl.

Autographed Copies Available Now

Donna Loren Performs at Tiki Oasis 2016

Tiki Oasis 2016

Donna Loren headlines Tiki Oasis Festival in San Diego
Friday, August 19th, 2016

See Video Clip of Performance Below

"Tiki Oasis is billed as the largest and longest-running Tiki gathering in the world. Tiki Oasis is a series of events over 4 nights and 3 days. Arrive Thursday night for our "Meet & Mingle" at the Bali Hai featuring live music. You can make your dinner reservations for the restaurant or purchase the buffet downstairs. Friday – Sunday partake in daytime events at the Crowne Plaza such as dj’s, shopping, educational symposiums, car show, and drinking cocktails while relaxing in the pool. In the evening enjoy the main stage bands and a midnight burlesque show. Stay for the finale closing party on Sunday featuring top entertainment as well as an early dinner BBQ!"

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Donna Loren on Dr. Kildare (1965) Now on DVD

Scheduled Release Date: March 8, 2016 – Click Here To Order

Dr. Kildare’s swansong fifth season carried with it some significant changes to the show’s format. No longer a once-weekly one hour drama, Dr. Kildare was now a twice-weekly half hour serial with storylines stretching over multiple parts and, perhaps even more excitingly, James Kildare M.D. (Richard Chamberlain) and Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey) were now being broadcast in color! This 7-Disc, 58-Episode Collection starts out on a high note as James Mason guests as a damaged doc whose psyche Kildare must battle to save. Then it’s time for Kildare take up his first teaching assignment, shortly before the hospital gets a new-state-of-the-art kidney machine. But which patients will be chosen? Notable guests include Dean Stockwell, Cloris Leachman, Fred Astaire, Audrey Totter, Kim Hunter, Darren McGavin, Basil Rathbone, James Earl Jones, Ricardo Montalban, Martin Balsam, William Shatner, John Saxon, Donna Loren and George Kennedy.

This collection includes the 7-Part 1965 series that co-starred Donna Loren:
Episode 13: The Life Machine                                                  
Episode 14: Toast The Golden Couple                                          
Episode 15: Wives and Losers                                                  
Episode 16: Welcome Home, Dear Anna                                              
Episode 17: A Child Shall Lead                                                    
Episode 18: Hour of Decision
Episode 19: Aftermath  

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Donna Loren reclaims her ’60s classics with new YouTube piano performances

3/11/15, Examiner.com:

Donna Loren reclaims her '60s classics with new YouTube piano performances

Read *Jim Bessman's article in Examiner.com here

*Jim Bessman's byline has appeared in scores of national and global trade and consumer publications. He has also authored two books and over 70 CD and box set liner notes.

ared in scores of national and global trade and consumer publications. He has also authored two books and over 70 CD and box set liner notes.

Donna Loren featured in ‘Batman: The Complete Television Series’ teaser trailer

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The complete "Batman" TV series is finally being released on digitally remastered Blu-Ray Video on November 11, 2014. Get it here. Watch the trailer and you will see a clip of Donna with Cesar Romero. She plays The Joker's moll as "Susie" in the popular two-part episode "The Joker Goes to School" (3/2/66) and "He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul" (3/3/66) on ABC. 

Some trivia: On the 1966 Batman Message Board, Donna was #1 pick of 'Molls who changed sides and helped Batman". Donna felt that Cesar Romero transformed himself into The Joker character seamlessly. She learned to play her role in a more campy way from him. Most of the garments she wore on Batman were from her personal wardrobe with the exception of the cheerleader outfit.

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“Donna Loren’s Complete Capitol Anthology Reveals A Wealth Of Pop Treasures”

 

Print• THE COMPLETE CAPITOL RECORDINGS!
• 29 TRACKS — EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED!
• ALL SOURCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!

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REVIEW:  "Donna Loren’s Complete Capitol Anthology Reveals A Wealth Of Pop Treasures" Read More…

REVIEW: "Loren had an impressive voice and the intelligence to know what to do with it; there's a strength and maturity in her performances on tunes like "A Woman in Love (With You)," "Hold Your Head High," and "Leave Him to Me" that outstrips a significant majority of her peers — all the more impressive considering she was just 18 when most of this was recorded." Read More…

REVIEW:  "The high production quality blends the best of the Wrecking Crew, the Phil Spector “wall of sound,” and Brian Wilson’s increasingly complex pop arrangements." Read more…

REVIEW: "…right out of the gate the record sweeps you off your feet, from opener “Just a Little Girl” sweeping in its Spector-isms , the record is full of sparkling, soaring pop music with grandiose strings, majestic all the way around. A few other faves include “It’s Gotta Be,” “Call Me” (you know that one), “They’re Jealous of Me” (and if you’ve ever seen a picture of Donna this is probably true) and too many more. I mean, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this record but I got so much more than I’d ever hoped. Sure, Loren didn’t write any of these songs, but her booming vocals bring the songs to life, like any great vocalist can. Wow!" Read more…

REVIEW: "A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod!" Read more…

REVIEW: "These Are The Good Times -The Complete Capitol Recordings’ compiles everything Donna made for the label in 1964-66, 29 tracks in all, which can be split into three sections; A and B sides of all of her singles, many classic Girl Group songs by Brill Building writers, the ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ LP  – one of the ‘Beach Movie’ series in which she appeared alongside Annette and Frankie Avalon, – plus eight previously unissued tracks, including ‘They’re Jealous Of Me’ a Goffin/King classic, and an amazing version of ‘Hold Your Head High’. Check this out and discover what you may have been missing." Read more…

REVIEW: "The material was carefully vetted, and they employed the best: The Wrecking Crew plus producers and arrangers including Jack Nitzsche, Billy Strange, Al DeLory and Steve Douglas. This 29-tracker, compiled with Now’s as-standard loving care, exhaustive sleeve notes by Sheryl farber and stunning photographs, spans a mere 21 months…and includes the complete Beach Blanket Bingo album. The bonus cuts include a fantastic unreleased gem backed by The Beau Brummels, It’s Gotta Be”. – Vic Templar, Shindig! Magazine

REVIEW: "These Are the Good Times (Now Sounds) features 29 songs by Loren, including singles released by Capitol in the 1960s, her soundtrack recording of Beach Blanket Bingo and unreleased tracks. The set reveals Loren as a versatile and engaging singer — and she’s surrounded by the crème de la crème of 1960s musicians and songwriters on these recordings." – Jade Blackmore, SomethingElseReviews.com.

A regular vocalist on ABC-TV’s Shindig!, and cast member of American International Pictures’ Beach Party series, DONNA LOREN was a recording artist for Capitol Records in the mid-’60s, cutting one classic soundtrack LP: Beach Blanket Bingo. But there’s so much more to the story.

These Are The Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings reveals Donna to be an extraordinary vocalist creating Spectorian-like wonder with some of the finest talent in Hollywood during the golden era of pop. Participants include Wrecking Crew members as well as legendary producers DAVID AXELROD, STEVE DOUGLAS, and arrangers JACK NITZSCHE, BILLY STRANGE, and H.B. BARNUM. Even the BEAU BRUMMELS appear on a track (‘It’s Gotta Be’), along with GLEN CAMPBELL. 

In addition to her album – presented from the original MONO masters for the first time on CD – all 5 of her original Capitol singles circa 1964–1965, are also here. Rounding out the collection are 8 previously unreleased tracks that will leave you baffled as to why they were left in the can! 
The deluxe, full-color booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and extensive liner notes penned by three-time Grammy nominee Sheryl Farber that feature the participation of Donna herself. Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES! 

TRACK LISTING:
1.    JUST A LITTLE GIRL (Mono 45) 
2.    WOMAN IN LOVE
3.    IT’S GOTTA BE (Previously Unreleased)
4.    CALL ME (Mono 45)
5.    SO, DO THE ZONK (Mono 45)
6.    YOU CAN’T LOSE SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD (Prev. Unreleased)
7.    THEY’RE JEALOUS OF ME (Previously Unreleased)
8.    THAT’S THE BOY
9.    MY WAY (Previously Unreleased)
10.  HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH (Previously Unreleased)
11.  GOOD THINGS (Previously Unreleased)
12.  SMOKEY JOE’S (Mono 45)
13.  PLAY LITTLE MUSIC BOX, PLAY (Mono 45)
14.  LEAVE HIM TO ME (Previously Unreleased)
15.  TEN GOOD REASONS (Mono 45)
16.  NINETY DAY GUARANTEE (Mono 45)
17.  I BELIEVE (Mono 45)
18.  BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES (Mono 45)
19.  DROP THE DRIP (Previously Unreleased)
20.  CYCLE SET
21.  I THINK, YOU THINK
22.  IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I CRY
23.  THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES
24.  I'LL NEVER CHANGE HIM
25.  FLY BOY
26.  NEW LOVE
27.  I AM MY IDEAL
28.  BEACH BLANKET BINGO
29.  FREEWAY 

IMPORTED BY: NOW SOUNDS/CHERRY RED RECORDS 

THIS AUTOGRAPHED CD IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!

 

 

3/14 – 3/16/2014 The Monkees Fan Celebration

Donna Loren will once again be part of the The Monkees Fan Celebration to be held at The Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ on March 14-16, 2014. 

Scheduled performers: Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Donna Loren, Circe Link and Christian Nesmith, Here We Come, The Characters, The Monkeephilies, The Blue Meanies, The Frodis Capers, Billy J. Kramer, Gary deCarlo, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Dave Alexander with more announced daily!

Information is available here.

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4/13/2013 Los Angeles Norton Records Benefit Show

PRESS RELEASE:

Come out and support Norton Records! 

Hurricane Sandy decimated our pals over at NORTON RECORDS and it's time we did something to help them get back on their feet!

Saturday, April 13th, 2013 – 12pm to 9pm
The Echo1822 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, California 90026

CONFIRMED BANDS:

THE UNTAMED YOUTH (first LA show in 15 years!)
THE PHANTOM SURFERS (with special guests)
THE LORD OF GARBAGE, KIM FOWLEY!
DEKE DICKERSON'S ALL STAR FRAT & GARAGE BAND
WITH
DONNA LOREN 
HAUNTED GEORGE AS HASIL ADKINS
REVEREND BEAT-MAN
THE GO NUTS
THE LOONS
THE SLOTHS (orig LA 1966 BFTG garage punk)
MARK & THE ESCORTS (orig 60s EAST LA garage) 
THE SOUTH BAY SURFERS
THEE CORMANS
THEE TEE PEES
Plus MANY MANY MORE TBA!

DJs Howie Pyro, Sectmaniac, Beerwolf & mo' spinnin' wild rock y roll all day long…

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