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Thursday, June 30, 2016

'Five Satins' star comes to 'Boji Winter Games

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

James Freeman, an original star with the Five Satins, will be in the Iowa Great Lakes Region to celebrate Boji Graffiti at the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association Museum and Winter Games Rock the Roof concert/dance.

Now a resident of Norwalk, Freeman will make a special guest appearance on 'Boji Graffiti Night' at the Winter Games Rock the Roof show on Friday, Jan. 25. The free concert and dance takes place in the Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake at 8 p.m. Headlining are young Iowa performers BB & The Bullfrogs and Richie Lee. Freeman will sing with the Bullfrogs, thrilling the audience with a couple of nostalgic favorites.

Winter Games Rock the Roof is sponsored by Northwest Federal Savings Bank in cooperation with the music museum. In honor of the classic movie "American Graffiti", prizes will be awarded for the best 50's and 60's costumes.

Saturday, Jan. 26, Freeman will be on hand in the museum, located next to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park, to sign autographs and visit with everyone. The museum special exhibit is "Boji Graffiti - Albums > From 1962."

Freeman and the Five Satins saw their fame peak with the do-wap sound in the 1950s. Their first and most famous hit, "Still of the Nite" has been recorded by three other rock acts, and the Satins reassembled in 1982 for a retrospective recording project.

The music museum will be open Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9-4 and Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon until 4 p.m. Freeman will be present Saturday from 10-2. Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.