Gary U.S. Bonds to headline MAB Foundation charity golf outing

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Oldies star Gary U.S. Bonds will be part of the festivities at the annual Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) Golf Scramble Fundraiser on July 9. Proceeds from the event will fund MABF programs that provide for educational opportunities, internships and scholarships for young people interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. Details of the MABF golf outing are:

MABF 2007 Golf Scramble Fundraiser
Monday, July 9
7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Watermark Country Club Golf Course
5500 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids

The $150 cost of the event includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch, and contributions may be tax deductible. To register, call the MAB at 517-484-7444 or online at www.michmab.com/conferences/ac_regis.html.

As America's baby boomers moved into their mid teens, Gary began his professional career. For his first hit, "New Orleans", attention was brought to the record by having promotional copies sent to radio stations in sleeves inscribed "Buy U.S. Bonds" - hence at age 19, Gary Anderson became Gary U.S. Bonds.

The follow-up was the now legendary 'party' record, "Quarter to Three", a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation. Over the next three years, Bonds co-wrote and recorded hit after good-time hit: "School is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," "Seven Day Weekend" and others.

 

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