From: Long Branch Car Show
Date: August 13, 2016
They were wonderful! Their show was great and well received,
and considering the heat they were troopers! They were such nice guys to
work with, too. Thank you and I will be in touch in the fall to start
planning for next year.
Thank you for all of your help!
From: Greg Reingruber
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:07:15 +0000
To: Bob Miranda
Subject: Re: Whats happening
After all these years, I think it's time I share a little story with
Back in 1966 (I think it was '66, but it could have been '67) my date
my wife) and I attended a dance at the University of Illinois at Chicago
featuring The Happenings.
The kids who attended danced, but after a short time it seemed like most
us just stood and listened to the group's wonderful music, beautiful
harmonies and your absolutely terrific voice. The dance had become a
And the best part of the evening was when you guys sang the song 'If You
Love Me (Really Love Me)'. I remember standing behind my lady and
my arms around her shoulders. We just listened. It was at this time,
listening to this song, that I fell in love with her.
To some this story may sound sentimental or even corny, but it's true.
After that dance, uh, I mean concert, I bought my first Happenings
'The Happenings', and have been listening to your songs over and over
since. They bring back such fond memories and memories of simpler,
Thanks Happenings and thanks Bob for the enjoyment your music has given
all these years. Also, thanks in part for my wife. And yes, we are
together and still very much in love after 46 years.
From: RICHARD GREENBERG
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:29:17 -0500
Cc: Paul Greenberg
Subject: Thank You!
Hey Bob, hope you had a great flight back Home. I can't begin to
thank you enough for what you and your group did for me, my
family, My company, and my clients. You guys were absolutely
fantastic, I had so many calls and emails from my clients today
telling me what a great band we had and what a great time they
had. Of all the years I've had the party I never saw a response
like this. Have a very happy and healthy holiday. God Bless you,
your family, and your group!
From: Sheryl Kingland
Date: Mon, 8 Oct
2012 18:08:30 -0700
Had a great time at the Deadwood Mountain Grand! Thanks for
From: Richard Reale
Date: May 9, 2011 3:56:16 AM EDT
Subject: I think all the superlatives about you have been
May 9, 2011
Hello, Bobby, Bob and George --
Great thing about you is that I feel I CAN call you by your
Caught your show at Queens College with The Vogues and The
Association, with my friend Vito Picone as emcee.
Dazzled us all. And the other guys were good too! budda bing.
... Seriously, what a night of music, and, seriously, you were,
of course, spectacular.
The rainbow changed colors all throughout your rendition, Bobby.
About 1,000 people in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan
tested their tear ducts and their degree of color blindness that
night. HealthPlus and MetroPlus thank you for that many less
visits to their patient-tested facilities.
Bob, does Neil Diamond know that he sounds like you? Sweet....
Boston Red Sox... Seventh-inning stretch already! Very cool.
George, I play an all-white Stratocaster Lone Star... and you
play better !! Of COURSE you play better ! In fact, I really
enjoyed not only your style but your on-the-fly effects changes.
OK, so, who am I? Played guitar 45 years, but hardly ever in a
band, until last year... I play behind the Jarmels (A Little Bit
of Soap, 1961 one-hit wonder). They just celebrated their 50th
anniversary in Richmond, VA, where I joined them for their
Highland Falls, VA, Henrico Theatre. They sang 10 selections, 8
off their first-ever CD, released in January.
Like The Jarmels, no way I was going to miss you at Queens
College. ... And I'll See You... back there. The Jarmels and I
were there Oct. 9.
For all the great moments of singing along on your hits, thank
you. You were more awesome in February than I could have
I dropped a note to Gary Fuchs, for whom I have distributed
flyers for your Feb. event and Connie Francis' concert, to thank
him for reconnecting with you. Vito first told me he worked out
the Rockin' Rhino/JES July date with Gary. Fabulous.
Appreciatively from a Corona, NY kid,
|From: Stephen Binley
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:31:15 -0800
concert in Queens, NY
Just a quick email to say that a friend and I were at your
concert Saturday (2/12) in
Flushing, NY and you were phenomenal! We both work in
radio (and drove down from MA to see the show) and we were blown
away with how awesome
The Happenings sounded! Bob M., your lead vocals were
amazing - as well as your energy and showmanship; and Bob K.,
your leads were spot on and your range was terrific too. (don't
mean to leave George out, but he didn't do any lead singing...
:-) ). Your harmonies were tight and the whole sound and
package of your set was as good as anything we've heard in a
long time (from any genre or decade of music!). The Happenings
were really the hit of the show, as far as we were concerned,
and we will definitely make a trip to see you guys again in the
future. Thanx for a GREAT set and performance - it was truly
memorable for us!
P.S. I've always LOVED "See You
In September", and have listened to the original dozens
and dozens of times, and when you started that song
Saturday night I leaned over and said to my friend:
"that's amazing - it sounds JUST like the original", & IT DID!
Camelot Christmas Spectacular - Symphony Hall - Allentown, PA
Dec 15, 2010
Hi Bob, we have already had requests to have you back for
our 25th Anniversary show next year. Seriously, people
have said they could have listened to you guys all night!!
For our show next year we would like to go back to Stabler
Arena. That holds four thousand people! [ ] Take
care, say hi to the rest of
The Happenings and I will talk to you soon.
has made a comment on
The Happenings - "I Got Rhythm" - 1967 Smothers Bros. Show:
WONDERFUL!! Guys, thanks for doing these songs without
lip-sync'ing!! Seriously delightful... you gentlemen have
been an inspiration to me musically and I hope one day to
shake your hands and thank you for creating a spark in me as
a child. I'm a musician and have been a vocalist since the
70s. You fellas had a great sound. I love "My Mammy" what a
treatment you did. Genius! I regard you as being one of the
top 5 vocal groups of the vinyl era - thanks for your hard
Opportunity Knocks, Inc.
08/30/09 - Private Party
I know you've exchanged emails with my Mom since my Dad's party,
but I just wanted to add my own thanks for such an amazing
event, and bookend this utterly spectacular chapter in my folks'
lives with the other email that started it all last April.
You guys really did make this party completely over the top, and
I (and the rest of my family and friends) cannot thank you
enough. With all of the busy-ness of day-to-day life and
seemingly incessant touring schedules, for you to take the time
to help us honor our Dad on his 70th birthday really meant more
to my sisters and me (and of course our Mom and Dad) than I
could possibly relate. As much as the phrase "the time of their
lives" is thrown around, it has never been more true than that
night, and, simply put, your being there made it just that.
Suffice to say, I can assure you that it will go down in the
Robinson Family history as the most memorable event ever!
Thank You SO Much!!!
||Still the best
||Just Surfed In
Still the BEST
group performing today.
As a former musician all you gentlemen are "perfection
personified". You deserve the thunderous Standing
Ovations you receive.
|From: joseph peters
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:38:25 -0400
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Saw you guys last night in Middletown, great show, Bob can still
hit the high notes.
I took my 19 year old daughter to see you. I explained how your
songs brought me back to a time where we would drive in Harry's
mother's Pontiac tempest with the top down and sing I got
Rhythm and See you in September. Harry's gone now but for a few
minutes last night I could almost feel him next to me tapping
the dashboard trying to keep a beat to your songs.
||Just Surfed In
show last nite at the East Side Cannery here in Vegas,
all I can say is "WOW". Living here I have seen many of
the "old" time greats and let me assure you, for me, you
rank up there on top with the best. Many good wishes for
the future and keep it rolling for us old timers.
From: Randy Young – Sound Engineer at the Eastside Cannery in
Las Vegas Nv.
To: Bob Miranda of the Happenings
June 19, 2009 at The Eastside Cannery
Just a quick note to thank you for the weekend. I'm an old
school recording engineer that has worked for Carole King, Peter
Cetera and Steve Miller to name a few. I can count great
singers on one hand that I've had the pleasure of working with
and the list of singers is much longer than the names above,
they just never made it to that 1 hand. I grew up knowing your
songs, but when you listen to the Albums (or CD's now, not to
mention the 8 tracks, and yes I had some) you do not get the
true representation of the performance that each artist gave for
that recording. You have now been placed, in my book, as one of
those singers that gets added to that one hand. There were
moments on Saturday night that you sent chills up my spine
(Somewhere Medley). I've been doing this 30 + years and I don't
get wowed about much anymore, I just mix and do what I do with
all of the tricks I've learned over the years and of course I
know when to use them and when NOT to.
The Eastside Cannery has it's little groupies that come to all
of the shows and I've gotten to know them (like ya do). So I'm
chatting with one of them after tonight's show and I asked the
question of which has been your favorite show in this room so
far. Now keeping in mind that she is a true blue "Vogues" fan,
being from the same town in PA as the Vogues, however the
response for her favorite show was tonight's (Sat) performance
with "The Happening's".
I truly hope our paths cross again.
until next time, safe travels
the Keswick Theater
||Just Surfed In
Thank you for
helping out Saturday as the LAST MINUTE replacement for
Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners. YOU WERE FANTASTIC. My
husband has taught me to love Doo Wop but as you were on
stage, I had to whisper in his ear "At least I was BORN,
for these hits". The whole show was terrific, Thank you
again for filling in.
||Just saw you
as part of the Doo-wop concert at the Keswick Theatre in
Glenside, Pa last night (5/16). You guys were the hit of
the show!! I can't imagine how difficult it was for you
since you were a last minute replacement, but you sure
came through!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
||Leola , Pa.
again for a one if not the best concert we have ever
seen, you guys are the BEST. We will attempt to see you
guys again at the AMT in Lancaster next March. Till
then, Thanks and Take Care
John and Beth Brunozzi
||the good old
||Just Surfed In
||Back in the
mid 60's our local college, booked the Happenings for
one of their events. My best friend lived right behind
the gym. We helped take in some gear and everyone was
very nice. The performance that night helped cement my
decision to become a musician. Thanks to the Beatles and
the Happenings I'm still playing today, some 40 years
later. Thank You and all the best.
||Just Surfed In
What a great
group!! This music is very motivational and no one else
can compare.Thanks to The Happenings.