1963 Dick Clark "Caravan of Stars" program cover — tour headlined by Johnny Tillotson, The Supremes, The Crystals, Dee Dee Sharp, The Hondells, Lou Christie, & more. A Mini-Saia Jeans, Supreme Round, Clarks Caravan, The Supreme, Living Performing, Dixie Cups, 60S, Dick Clarks, Round Robins
Also on these boards
Viola Turpeinen was probably the first woman accordionist to record, and certainly the first female accordion star in America. A second-generation Finnish-American, starting in the 1920’s she played the Finnish dance circuit in the upper mid-west region of Michigan / Wisconsin / Minnesota. Eventually based out of New York, she toured widely and it became a tradition for dancers to see her headlining travelling shows every summer.