Donna Loren "African Waltz" - Shindig (1964)

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Donna Loren in a live Shindig TV Show performance of "African Waltz" which aired 11-18-64. The song was written by Galt MacDermott and made famous by Cannonball Adderly in 1961. Ms Loren designed and made most of the costumes she performed in and this dress and belt are no exceptions. These same original designs can also be seen in her performance of "Two Timin' Angel" in the AIP film Sergeant Deadhead. She is backed up by Darlene Love and The Blossoms and the Shindig Dancers.

Donna Loren was the one-and-only "Dr Pepper Girl" from 1963 to 1968. She was signed to a long-term contract with the soft-drink company to sing all television and radio commercials, do all magazine and billboard advertising representing them in every capacity, sometimes sharing the spotlight with American Bandstand’s Dick Clark. This relationship led to her touring in Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars with other popular acts like The Supremes and singing solos in the popular Beach Party films starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Later, she became the regular female vocalist on the popular 60's American live rock ‘n roll TV show "Shindig" and she appeared in singing and acting roles in many popular TV shows like Batman, Gomer Pyle, The Mothers-In-Law, Red Skelton, Milton Berle and various game shows. She released over 20 singles, an LP and 2 CD's. Ms Loren is currently in the studio again recording. More info: www.donnaloren.net

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