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Surf and Classic Rock
PAPA DOO RUN RUN has been performing continuously since 1965! All their members have performed and recorded with Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys, for 3 decades. What makes PAPA DOO RUN RUN different from other bands with similar claims, is that they've been working continuously for over 4 decades, and on their own they've released 10 albums (CD's) and a dozen singles, and earned 2 gold records and a Grammy nomination. PDRR's high energy, highly interactive show features Classic Rock plus their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys. They never fail to get the entire audience on their feet, singing along at the top of their lungs.
Biography Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forté - they could sound just like the Beach Boys! That sound caught the attention of surf music icons, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 PDRR toured North America as opening act and back-up band with the celebrated duo. In 1981, PDRR graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and performed and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the "Celebrity House Band" at Disneyland from 1975-90!
In the mid 80's Papa Doo became the kings of corporate entertainment, performing at up to 150 corporate events a year, worldwide! Their fun packed show is still a favorite of dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
PDRR’s first major record release, “Be True To Your School” (Produced by Beach
Boy Bruce Johnston - RCA, 1975), made the Billboard Hot 100 nationally and reached No. 1 in California. Their ground-breaking CD “California Project” (Telarc, 1985) exploded onto the Hot 100 Chart at no. 17, earning the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, they appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve”. Other accolades include PDRR's 2007 induction into the N. California Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band currently has 10 CD releases as well as a full length DVD, and 3 songs in regular rotation on
Radio (the Margaritaville station). One of their best-kept secrets… Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to “fill in” in their band.
(core band) Don Zirilli - Keyboards, vocals.
Randell Kirsch - Bass, vocals.
Bo Fox - Drums, vocals.
Bob Gothar - Guitar, vocals.
Adrian Baker - Guitar, vocals.
Denny Hardwick - Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, vocals.
1975 (single) Be True To Your School
1979 (album) Deadman's Curve (soundtrack from the movie)
1981 (single) Lady Love
1982 (single) California
1983 (EP) Papa Doo Run Run
1985 (CD album) California Project
1995 (CD album) It's Alive
2000 (CD album) Archeology XXXV
2001 (CD album) Santa Cruz
2002 (CD album) Blue Plate Special
2003 (EP) P6
2004 (CD album) On The Beach
2005 (CD album) America's Music - California's Band
2005 (web) Christmas song 1
2006 (Live concert DVD) 40th Anniversary DVD
2006 (web) Christmas song 2
2007 (CD album) Soundtrack 40+6
2008 (web) Christmas medley
2008 (CD album) Greenifornia
AUDIO / VIDEO CLIPS - A sampling of Papa's over 100 song set list (click the link).