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Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert
Jan 24th, 2007 at 8:15am
 
First of all, I would like to start off by wishing everyone a very happy 2007.  I am looking forward to going down to South Florida this weekend and taking part in The Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Benefit.  Sheila was a very dear friend to The Romantics.  We knew her from when we recorded our first album down in Florida.  Her son, Bruce, has put this benefit together and is also a very close friend of ours, but especially of Coz.  Sheila was like a second mother to him.  For those of you who do not know, Bruce Witkin recorded and produced the song "Still We Remain" off the 61/49 album.
I am also looking forward to the return of Dave, "The Greek", Petratos who will be sitting in with us on a few songs.  It should be interesting to say the least and guaranteed to be a lot of fun!  If you are in the area, or even if you are not, you won't want to miss it!
Over the years we have gotten to know a lot of people from South Florida and now that the word is out, you never know who might show up and who might be sitting in during the benefit on Sunday.

http://www.myspace.com/sheilawitkinmemorial
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Re: Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert
Reply #1 - Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:26am
 
Wally,

This is all so very sad.  Please pass along my deepest sympathies to all, especially Coz, at this difficult time.

With Much Love,


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Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:39am
 
http://www.southflorida.com/music/sfl-mu24punkjan24,0,4788641.story?%20coll=sfe-... Very interesting article that explains it all!  Funny that it mentions Sheila as being "everybody's Jewish mother".
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The Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert features The Kids, Z-Cars, Slyder(Dave Petratos), Critical Mass, Tight Squeeze(Coz Canler), Charlie Pickett and the Cichlids. There also will be a silent auction of memorabilia. Proceeds benefit Sheila Witkin Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation.

Time: 4 p.m. Sunday at Club Cinema, 3251 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach.

Tickets: $25 and $50 at Ticketmaster (561-966-3309, 954-523-3309, 305-358-5885) and the box office.

Info: 954-785-5224 or myspace.com/sheilawitkinmemorial
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Reply #3 - Jan 25th, 2007 at 3:20am
 
would love to be able to participate in the silent auction!
i am sure there will be some vintage goodies up for bids.
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Reply #4 - Jan 25th, 2007 at 3:59am
 
I can call you and let you know what is there if you would like! Smiley
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Reply #5 - Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:17am
 
Sounds like a great time for a great cause.  I hope those that are able to attend enjoy the concerts.   Cool
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Reply #6 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 7:42pm
 
cant wait to hear how this show went!!
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2007 at 5:18am
 
All I can say is that it was amazing!  It was really an experience to see all of these bands!  Especially being able to see Coz and Dave play in other bands that they were in prior to The Romantics.  They were all great.  And of course there was The Kids! http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sheila+Witkin&search=Search I was seated in front of Johnny Depp and that is what most of my photos feature.  Unfortunately, I wasn't old enough to appreciate the music scene in the 70's and early 80's.  I think I missed out on a lot.  But I am glad that I was able to catch them all now!  The Romantics joined The Kids towards the end of their set.  They did Gimme One More Chance, Little White Lies, What I Like About You and Rock You Up.   Simply brilliant!  They sounded absolutely wonderful together.  They were all joined on stage by other members of different bands and finished it up with Route 66 and Money.  The bands started about 6ish and finished just before midnight.  There was talk about doing this sort of benefit every year.  I hope it comes together.  A great concert for a great cause.
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Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2007 at 8:13am
 
Cool!  Any footage of the Romantics with the Kids?
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Reply #9 - Jan 30th, 2007 at 9:59pm
 
The whole event was recorded and filmed for a documentary.  When, where and if we ever see it will be the question!  The only other footage was from the youtube link.
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Reply #10 - Feb 2nd, 2007 at 11:01pm
 
You are so lucky!! Smiley
Maybe if they do it again next year, I'll be able to come down to Florida--it would be a great excuse to leave the cold weather behind!
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Reply #11 - Feb 7th, 2007 at 8:35pm
 
there are a bunch of pics of johnny depp playing with his old band at the reunion concert posted on
http://deppendance.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=68

one with coz too!!

more depp
http://www.judyblem.phanfare.com/album/202979/264880

where oh where are our romantics pics from that night?
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Reply #12 - Feb 8th, 2007 at 10:23am
 
Patience my dear, patience! Smiley
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Reply #13 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 2:28am
 
Here are Judy Blem's photos of The Romantics:
http://www.judyblem.phanfare.com/album/202979/264881

Keep your eyes peeled for a documentary called, "A Night At The Agora".
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Reply #14 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 5:58am
 
Man, that's a lotta photos!  Looks like a great show.  I see Petratos still has the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle   Huh
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