Swingin' Medallions at the Opera House | Arts & Culture
Homegrown music at its best! The Greenwood, SC native Swingin’ Medallions will perform their hits at the Newberry Opera House Thursday, Janurary 24th at 8:00p.m. Their musical roots came from listening to the early rhythm and blues acts. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin' music. The Swingin’ Medallions are one of the most captivating groups today!
After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith's Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina to record “Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)”. The song became a hit in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. “She Drives Me Out Of My Mind” and “Hey, Hey, Baby” were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but “Double Shot” remains the signature song of the Swingin' Medallions.
Lewis Grizzard wrote in a 1993 article that, "Even today, when I hear the Swingin' Medallions sing “Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)”, it makes me want to stand outside in the hot sun with a milkshake cup full of beer in one hand and a slightly-drenched nineteen-year-old coed in the other."
Don’t miss this Newberry Opera House favorite. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 803-276-6264 for reservations or visit our website www.newberryoperahouse.com
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