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Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's

'Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's' ' during the past 10 years, has performed their brand of zany nostalgia and fast-paced medleys for millions of people in the U.S. Their national TV. appearances such as 'Real People', 'P.M. Magazine, 'PBS Birthday Show, 'Atlanta Superstation w/Bill Tush', and the' Bob Hope Telethon" have reached countries all over the world.

'Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's' has performed with such notables as Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, James Brown, The Pointer Sisters, Statler Bros., Dotty West, Peaches and Herb, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, John Lee Hooker, The Diamonds, Danny and the Juniors, Roy Head, Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brien), and believe it or not, Marlon Perkins of T.V's 'Wild Kingdom'.

'Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's' has performed alongside Shirley Jones, Lisa Hartman, Bob Hope, and Kathryn Crosby, for functions and T.V. Shows benefitting The Epilesy Foundation, United Way, MD, MS, West Texas Rehab Center, Houston Ballet, Zachary Scott Theater, Stehlim Cancer Foundation,. 1979 Pepsi Challenge w/Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, Texas Respiratory Therapy, and The Endangered Wildlife Fund Raiser.

'Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's' perform arrangements from such greats as Glenn Miller, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Platters, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Beatles and their own original songs. The group has an uncanny ability to delight any and every audience for which they perform. JD and the Rocket 88's have two LP's and five singles under their belt, with more on the drawing board.

'Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's' have been celebrated by many publications: Esquire Magazine, Atlanta Journal, New York Times, Houston Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Austin AmericanStatesman, Daily Texan, and Singles Magazine. 'JD and the 88's' remind me of Sid Caesar's version of rock and roll in the '50's - The Haircuts. They offer the humor for those who've always suspected rock and roll was pretty funny . . . and for those who didn't, their music is serious and true to it's firm." Dallas Morning News

  • Johnny Dee - Vocals and guitar
  • T-Bone Keltone - Vocals and bass
  • Rocco Vaselino - Vocals and keyboards
  • Little Dickie Lee Dickens - Vocals and horns
  • Jimmy Nitro - Vocals and guitar
  • Mike Technique - Drums and tempo tantrums

'Isn't it time you made a date with an 88.'

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