The Lettermen and 3 days in Laughlin, NV

The Lettermen

The beautiful voices of the singing trio, The Lettermen, first hit the music charts in 1961 with “The Way You Look Tonight.” Their voices blended as one, and after following that first hit with another chart-topper, “When I Fall In Love,” they were voted the best vocal group of that year. The original singers: Tony Butala, Jim Pike, and Bob Engemann, continued to stay on top with beautiful harmony and love songs while becoming one of the top college concert attractions of the 1960s.

They brought words to the Percy Faith hit: “Theme From A Summer Place”, revived the classic Charles Chaplin song: “Smile”, warmed us with “Our Winter Love”, they begged “Come Back Silly Girl”, made everyone’s “Graduation Day” memorable and came out, in 1966, with one of the most loved Holiday albums ever recorded: “For Christmas This Year”.

Late 1967, brought about, on a “Live” album, perhaps the group’s most loved and requested hit: the medley of “Goin’ Out Of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” In 1967.  The magic continued with hits like: “Up, Up And Away”, “Hurt So Bad”, “Shangri-La”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and the John Lennon penned “Love”. In 1968, the group performed the title hit of the Doris Day film Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968). And, in 1973, when Jim left the group, the youngest Pike brother, Don Pike, took over and the magic continued with hits like: “Cherish / Precious and Few”, “World Without Love”, “If You Feel The Way I Do”, “Feelings”, “What I Did For Love” and Donny’s own “Thank You Girl”.  Their beautiful harmony truly is timeless. The current Lettermen consist of Tony Butala (The group’s only original member), Donovan Scott Tea (an accomplished singer and songwriter who joined the group in 1984), and Robert Poynton (who originally joined in 1990, left in 1995 and rejoined in 2011).

Accommodations are at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino, founded and established in 1966 as Laughlin, Nevada’s first hotel and casino. The Riverside Resort is located on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River. Owned and operated by Don Laughlin and his family, guests will find a number of fun activities while staying at Laughlin’s family-friendly resort. Enjoy Nevada-style gaming action and entertainment 24 hours a day in a relaxed small-town atmosphere.

Day 1 ~ North to Laughlin, with a comfort stop in Quartzsite along the way. Arrive at the famous hotel on the banks of the Colorado River. Check in mid afternoon.  There is no need to leave your hotel.

Day 2 ~ Enjoy the day at your leisure.  Enjoy plenty of casino action, bowling, movie theater, car museum, 7 Daily Bingo sessions, outlet mall shopping and more! Perhaps take a river cruise.  Tonight you have reserved seating in Don’s Celebrity Theater for the 7 PM performance of  The Lettermen. There is no need to leave your hotel.

Day 3 ~ We depart at  2 PM (AZ time) so there’s time in the morning for some final gambling or shopping.

$175…Includes deluxe motorcoach transportation with professional driver, two nights accommodations at the Riverside Resort and Casino, two breakfast buffets and one choice buffet (food value 0ver $35), and ticket to live performance of The Lettermen at the Riverside, show date may be adjusted based on availability.  $219 single.
7:30 AM depart Yuma
8:00 AM depart Foothills
Anticipated return time on final day 8:00 – 9:00 PM


February 26 – 28

Wednesday – Friday



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