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The Original Orlons

The Original Orlons

R&B/Soul Philadelphia, PA  US


  • 2014

    Mar 22

    Sellersville, PA, US | 8:00pm

    The Rip Chords are best known for their million-selling smash "Hey Little Cobra" and other hits like "Three Window Coupe," "Here I Stand," "Gone" and "Red Hot Roadster" from the beach movie 'A Swingin' Summer.' They were formed and produced by The Beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher (who also performed on the original recordings) and still feature original members Richie Rotkin and Arnie Marcus along with Mitch Schecter, Freddy Brog, Bobby Scammell, Tony Tuttle, Amy Lynne and Jumpin' Jay Leslie. The Orlons get things started with their fun filled dance tunes, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia. Their hits include “Wah Watusi,” “Don’t Hang Up,” “South Street,” “Not Me” and “Crossfire."

  • 2013

    Apr 16

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Join us Tues. April 16th as Philly's R&B sensations The Orlons perform their Hits in a mini-set plus new sounds from The Quixote Project as guests of the Last Minute Jam Band - 8:00pm Be a part of history as we film the hit song "South Street" for the music documentary, "Meet Me On South Street". The Who's Mod classic film Quadrophenia featured the hit song "Wah-Watusi" performed by The Orlons

  • 2010

    Oct 9

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:00pm

    South Street Renaissance Reunion - 40 Year celebration.


  • The Original Olrlons E.P.


Bio: Fun filled dance tunes were the Original Orlons specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia.

In the fall of 1961, thanks to an introduction made on their behalf by Len Barry, of the Dovells, the Orlons auditioned for Kal Mann of Cameo Records and were s...See Full Bio



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