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Love the music, And kenny well Wowwweee!!!!!
Was so overjoyed to hear Kenny at his best on the PBS Special. What was the seal with his hair color in some of the shots, it looked orange.
So completely happy for Kenny, his family, friends and fans that whatever his medical issues were that prevented him from performing has been resolved. The world is a much happier place now that we can all hear his angelic voice!!!!!
Just saw performance on pbs. Welcome back. Looking forward to a live show. You’re the best. Thanks
semoga sukses selalu … from indonesia 🙂
Just watched the PBS show and it was great but I was so thrilled to see that you are back. Hope to see you soon on tour
I saw you guys years ago at the Tom Ridge Pavillion in Bushkill PA. You opened for Blue Oyster Cult and we all thought it was the strangest pairing in the history of rock concerts! Turns out it was one of the best rock shows I have ever seen! And you guys made it that way! Absolutely outstanding! Especially when you all came back out and performed with BOC at the end of their show. Please come and visit the Wilkes-Barre area soon! God Bless you all for you are truly one of his best performers!
Love how you sing Crying, sounds like Roy Orbison with a Brooklyn accent. he he Please come to Canada. Sending love and blessing to you, please keep singing. You have a voice that is totally amazing and lovely to listen to.
I love how you do Crying, kinda a like Roy Orbison with a Bit of a Brooklyn accent. he he. Love it. What a voice. How about coming to Vancouver Canada sometime. We would fill up the stadium just with my family and friends. You guys are awesome. Please keep singing, and sending you tons of love and blessings from Canada.
Just saw you Bowser show Mohegan Sun great time what a great voice also saw you sing tribute to Johnny Maestro never walk alone I was blown away I listen to your music all the time love it also saw your son Lad good voice looking forward to seeing you again keep the music coming God Bless
Kenny I would like to welcome you back, I would like to Thank You and the Planotones for keeping the music alive for without it I would’t have any music to enjoy as I am ” lost in the 50’s”. I do have a rather large record/cd collections in the area of 40,000 to 45,000 but there’s nothing like a live performance. I’m also happy to see that Ladd has joined the group as well, I have seen him perform several times and I can tell you the apple don’t fall far from the tree. Thank you again. Wish you all the best
I am 71 yrs old and I just fell in LOVE with Kenny ! I just watched PBS special and saw you and Planotones for the 1st time. WOW WOW WOW !!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Im ALL SHOOK UP ! lol Since I’M from Massachusetts, I missed knowing you all until today. Going to U TUBE now to play “EVERYTHING KENNY AND THE PLANOTONES” THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GENIUS WITH US. I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA BREAK MY HEART IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. BUT IM GONNA LOVE IT! GOD BLESS YOU ALL ! p.s. KENNY: GOD WANTS HIS VOICE BACK !!!!!!
Enjoyed your return after 5 years as seen on PBS. Welcome back!!! We all missed you.
I was so great to see you on the PBS special on Sunday 03/04/18. Continued good health and thank you for the music.
Saw you perform with your son at Bowzers show Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Ct. Outstanding only wish you had more performances here! Love your music always!
Saw you last night at Parker Playhouse. We have been praying for you. You were better than ever. Ladd is amazing, a chip off the block. You should be very proud. So glad you are back, you have been missed. You are a very special person. We wish you continued health. God bless you.
Kathy and Robert Pantuso
Kenny,please try to do more shows on Long Island. I love you and your music. Thank you for being you.
Kenny, I think that you are the best singer around. I can’t wait to see you in April in Hauppauge. Love you,
a big fan, Rosalie
its been a long long time since i seen him in person but he is one singer you dont forget. when he is around CUMBERLAND MD area or surrounding area please let me know my email is popado 46 at yahoo . com
kenny, you my idol…good luck continued
Any chance Kenny will be coming back to the American Music Theater in Lancaster,Pa.
WE ATTENDED THE SHOW AT MOHEGAN SUN LAST SUNDAY-JAN.14TH AND I AM STILL TALKING ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE. ITS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU LOOKING WELL AND SINGING BETTER THAN EVER. I THOUGHT YOUR SET WITH THE BOYS WAS FANTASTIC AND I WAS SO GLAD THAT BOWSER GAVE YOU THE PRIVILIGE OF CLOSING THE SHOW.
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES FROM THAT NIGHT AND BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH AND GREAT SUCCESS.
WE WENT TO BOWSER’S DOO-WOP SHOW AT MOHEGAN SUN ON SUNDAY, 1/14 TO SEE YOUR RETURN. WE WERE EMOTIONAL TO SEE YOU BACK ON STAGE WITH JOHNNY, LADD & JIMMY. YOU LOOKED AND SOUNDED TERRIFIC. JUST LIKE OLD TIMES. WE SAW LADD IN NOVEMBER IN WHITE PLAINS. HE REMINDS US OF YOU.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH. HOPEFULLY, WE’LL SEE YOU BACK IN WHITE PLAINS IN THE FUTURE. LOVE YOU, THE PLANOTONES AND YOUR MUSIC!
JUST ATTENDED BOWZER’S DOO-WOP SHOW AT MOHEGAN SUN ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH TO SEE YOU. MY FRIEND & I RECEIVED TICKETS TO THE SHOW AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM OUR HUSBANDS. WE WERE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU PERFORM AGAIN. IT WAS EMOTIONAL FOR US TO SEE YOU ON THAT STAGE WITH JOHNNY, LADD, JIMMY & THE BAND. WE SAW LADD PERFORM IN NOVEMBER. HE REMINDS US SO MUCH OF YOU.
YOU LOOKED AND SOUNDED TERRIFIC – JUST LIKE OLD TIMES. GOD BLESS YOU. STAY HEALTHY. HOPEFULLY, WE’LL SEE YOU BACK IN WHITE PLAINS IN THE FUTURE.
Love your music. Real rhythm and great lyrics.
So happy to hear you are back at the mike Kenny
Kenny you are one of the most gifted people in this universe for sure god be with you may you sing again.
Please come to Milwaukee!!
Big night of Doo-Wop at the Keswick tonite…..
My gal and I made a loud roar of approval when MC
announced…”The RETURN OF KENNY VANCE” next
Spring…..the crowd here in Philly is excited to welcome
you back. We saw you at DuPont twice, met you once,
and saw you at Keswick, PBS,etc. Play your hand signed
tape often. Sorry for your hurricane and health tribulations
which we followed with concern and very pleased you are back!.
LAR told us personally it is your birthday….so belated birthday
wishes….sorry to be two hours late…but we just got in
Your group the planatones are great. Kenny your voice and arrangements you have always cast a spell on the audience.waiting to see you in n y area.but not Hauppauge li
Have loved Kenny and the Planotones with all of the different Planotones varieties for many years. Right now my hubby and I are disabled and can’t travel to see you so we listen to all your cd’s and watch your dvd’s until we can go again. Thanks for the many wonderful memories until we can go again. 😎
Ellen and Dave Sklar
I hope your coming to Clearwater too….just great to have you back!
Great to see you’re back, hope you get to perform in the Philadelphia area. Loved seeing you at the Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts with Jerry Blavat . I also enjoyed seeing your son perform there. Big fan of yours and hope to see you soon.
Great having you back, hope you’re feeling better. Hope you can perform in the Philadelphia area. Love seeing you at the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts with Jerry Blavet !!!
Hello Kenny so glad to hear you’re feeling better and you’re going to preform again we have been praying for you the other day I was checking the web for the status of Kenny Vance and So happy to see You’re getting back out there really love your music touches me deep inside I’m the last of five children born in 1959 all my brothers and sisters are older I grew up with this music and had a personal friend of mine that Grew up Dion lived on Arthur Avenue and Belmont Can’t wait to see you on stage again in person take care of yourself God bless you .
Your performance last week in Red Bank did not disappoint!!!! We were so happy to see you again!! I just ordered your new CD and cannot wait to play it!
Glad you are back with the new CD. I just ordered it and I can’t wait to listen to it with
my Romeo. Would love for you to come back to PA
Uniontown State Theater or Greensburg. Take care of yourself!
Love you and the Planotones,
Was at the Doo Wop show in Red Bank, NJ on October 7th and it’s was fabulous to see you and the Planotones singing again. Glad you are better and can’t wait to see and hear you again keeping the best R&R songs alive and available to hear. Your son has a good voice also.
Another “Show Stopper” at the Count Basie on Saturday nite(10/7/17). The sold-out crowd was there for Kenny Vance and your wonderful music.
The Planatones were terrific.
Having you son there, with his great voice, was a real surprise.
Kenny,you are keeping the music alive and we are so happy to see you perform again.
I will just have to say once again…You and “the Boy” were super great “”together” on stage..tonight at the Count Basie…loved seeing Jimmy and Johnny..
Welcome back Guys, you have been missed…
Just returned from the Count Basie Theater. The show was great and well worth the wait to see “Kenny”
Could there ever be anything better then seeing Father & Son, together on stage, WOW..The Boy’s really “Got” it…
Wonderful to once again see Johnny, and talented Jimmy… Your do know how loved you guys are…
Just gotta say, the Oct. 7th concert will be treasured moments for those fortunate enough to attend. (Wish I was one of them!)Gods speed to you and all those making it happen!
Kenny, We like your music much.
Thanks for your existanse.
Congratulation for You brother Kenny
Your nice song have created an impressed memory
You haven’t ben around our way for over 4 years now, its about time you MADE an appearance – again. Previously, you appeared at the Academy Theater, Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335. Repeat your former performance – please…..A bunch of us would really feel a lot of pride in the music, you sing, and we listen to with our hearts, and our minds, with you doing the numbers. Doo-Wop will never die, it will just fade away…………….Bob Woolstrum (814) 724-2903.
So happy you are performing again. You were always in our prayers. Fans in Pittsburgh truly missed you. Can’t wait to see you.
Ric and Claire Dolinar
Just heard you’re back performing!
The Best possible news! We love you and the Planotones! We prayed for your recovery!
Can’t wait to see you.
Walt and Meg Levine
WOW, Your BACK !!!!!!!!
I’m so HAPPY – Jive Five
Love your music. Although I was only born in 64 I am a huge fan of your acapella sound and vocal range.
Love You guys! Glad you are back. Missed all the outside concerts.
Miss you at the Kirby Center. The doo wop shows are not the same without you. Joe Nardone better get you back in town.Your the best, everyone was raving
your loyal fan,
kennedy your music is awsome, come to my country
Hi Kenny, we adore your music here in South Carolina. Keep it coming and please stay healthy. A fan for life. Judy Lister
Hello Kenny, I adore your amazing voice and hope one day you will do a live concert in South Carolina.I listen to your music every day, and so do many of my friends in the South. Please keep it up for many years to come. With the good Lord’s help, you will. There is not another voice anywhere that compares to you. Best wishes Judy Lister
Being from and in South Carolina,the first time I heard Kenny Vance and The Planotones was on You Tube while looking and listening for good Doo Wop. I decided to listen to them. I was totally awe struck! I look often for more songs from them. I absolutely adore hearing them,in particularly Kenny Vance,he is totally awesome. NEVER have I heard a better voice. I have many of my Southern friends stuck on him as I am. I dearly hope that he continues singing for many years to come. Thank you Kenny and The Planotones I will be in S.C. rooting you only. Love you Kenny, Judy Lister
your music is awsome go around the world kennedy
first off I would like to welcome you back.I have everyone of your cd’s.Plus you autographed them for me when you were at Ocean Grove.I hope you will return there soon.Maybe not this year but next. Is there any other way I can order your new CD.I am having trouble with this computer.Maybe an address to mail you the money plus shipping.
Will Kenny Vance ever go back out on tour? Hope all is well with his health.
I heard about Kenny and the Planetones not long ago on Cuzzin Brucue’s radio show. Then I found the amazing videos online. I’m a lover of music and can’t believe I was so unaware. I spend many nights watching the videos. You can imagine how surprising it was to find 3 of Kenny’s songs already downloaded to my music account. I’m a big Eddie and the Cruisers fan too. I look forward to seeing a live performance soon. I’m from Jersey but live in FL now.
Kenny, I love your style of music, it never gets old. Keep singing all the greats. God Bless from central Texas. If you ever come down this way please let me know, I’d love to see you perform live.
MR vance, I just turned 70 and have been listening to you for a long long time. My brother got me started on your tunes eons ago. I not only listen to your music, I swear I FEEL it as well. Thank you so much for the memories.
Kenny, thank you for many years of joy and memories listening to you and the Planotones. My prayers are with you. Hope you are on your way back.
No kidding….we listen to you every night when we are home. Just ordered your latest CD. Been going to your concerts for many years and have talked to you on many occasions. You are a gentleman and always have time for your fans. Looking forward to your return to Clearwater at Ruth Eckert….don’t make me wait much longer!!!! God Bless and sending Good Health.
Glad your back Kenny. Stay well, hope to see you soon
GREAT THAT YOUR BACK FOR ALL YOUR FANS. WE ALL MISSED YOU
Luv your music. Hope to be able to see you perform again
DEAR KENNY AND THE PLANOTONES
SO VEY GLAD THAT YOU HAVE RECOVERED AND ARE SINGING AGAIN. I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU FOR SEVERAL YEARS ESPECIALLY AT COUNT BASIE IN RED BANK. LOVE ALL YOUR SONGS ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR AN ECHO. I AM A BENSONHURST BROOKLYN GUY AND LOVE DOO WOP. STAY WELL, BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND GOD BLESS YOU. MAYBE SOME DAY I WILL SEE YOU IN BELLE HARBOR WHERE I LIVE AFTER THE SANDY REBUILD.
DEAR KENNY AND THE PLANOTONES
SO VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE RECOVED AND ARE SINGING AGAIN. I HAVE SEEN YOU EVERY TIME AT COUNT BASIE IN RED BANK. THE BEST EVER. I AM SORRY WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HOUSE IN BELLE HARBOR. I LIVE THERE TOO AND WE JUST MADE IT BACK IN 2015. I AM A BENSONHUST BROOKLYN GUY AN LOVE DOO WOP. BEST TO YOU AND THE GROUP. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ASAP. BOB MANARO (always in my heart)
Kenny: I was blessed to be there to welcome you back at Doo Wop finale’. You brought the house down!! Earlier I spent time with Willie Winfield, where we discussed his Shrine of St Cecelia. It occurs to me your tragedies echo some of that song..including “return again (echo)”. I too lost a house we owned for 47 years through uninsured fire, my wife’s 31 year antique business destroyed by uninsured flood, I (former tenor sax played and radio personality) had 14operations for jaw cancer, and our grandson was killed by drunk driver…so I have a better appreciation than many for what you have overcome.Congratulations!!It was touching to see the love between you and Ladd..clearly you have loving family support. Your appearance also personified Looking for an Echo…what you sent out in note and love is now returning to you…continued blessings of every kind
Welcome back!! Your appearances have been sorely missed – but your music carried us all through until this wonderful news that you are returning to the stage. Hopefully you’ll be back at the American Music Theater in Lancaster in the near future. After seeing more than a dozen shows, I am hoping to see you live many more times… My wife and I are among your biggest fans. You are absolutely the best!! We wish you well!
let us know where Kenny appears next???
We saw you at Hauppauge HS last night. You looked and sound great. We missed you soooo much and glad you are back performing. Hope you will be back at Sellersville in the near future. The crowd that waited to see you after the show last night is proof of how much you were missed and loved.
Saw you perform last night at Hauppauge HS. You looked and sounded great. Sooooo glad you are back. We missed you. Hope you can get back to Sellersville in the near future. It was nice to see all the people who stayed around to see you after the show. I hope this shows you how much you were missed and loved.
Sue & John McDowell
Hauppaugue was magnificent!
Wishing you continued good health.
I love your music!!! I grew up in Queens in the 50’s and went Loughlin High in Brooklyn from 59-63. I am a doo-wop fanatic and live in NM now. I really wish I could see one of your shows. Hope your health is OK.
Love the songs “echo”!!! and Your Precious Love. I have converted my wife to a doo-wop fan too (hard to do.) Grew up in Astoria and loved the groups singing on the street corners and in the subway (for an echo).
A concert by you is on my “bucket list”.
Best to you and your group
A kenny fan,
Love your voice Kenny
I love Kenny
Hi, to Kenny and the Planets, I was also born in Brooklyn (Brownsville) N.Y. Graduated in 1964 from FK.Lane H.S.on Jamaica Ave.Queens. My husband and I saw and the group in 2011 front row seats of course. The best of the best shows ever. His voice is amazing and the guys are fabulous too. You and the group are so accentuated. The music you sing will never die as the guys like you are around to keep you alive and oldies like me to enjoy it. Actually my daughter loves oldie’s music too. Well here is your improved health and hopefully back to the stage for me and everything to love and enjoy again. Jo Sigler
Can’t wait to see you again! Are you guys going to do any other concerts?
Glad you are back out there Kenny. Stay well. I will be looking for you in the South Jersey tours. Best regards
So glad you are on the mend we came to see you in Easton Pa once please come back 🙁 you guys are the greatest !!!!!
We love you guys saw you once in Easton pa and wanted to see you again but no where around 😥Please come back 🙁
It is great that Kenny is feeling better. Can we ever in the future have a Midwest (Wisconsin) tour? It is great to have you back.
It is great to have Kenny back and well. Can we expect a Midwest tour in the future? Good-luck
So great to hear your coming back! No one gets and performs this music as you do. Stay well.
Howard and Joy
Spring Hill, FL (orig NY of course)
Greatest news-Kenny is back. We have been praying for you and can`t wait to see you again. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Greatest news-Kenny is back. GOD BLESS KENNY!
Hello Kenny, hope you are feeling good and can’t wait to see you perform real soon
Hope to see you back in action soon. Stay well!
Welcome back,hope all works out,also hope my prior comment got thru, fingers crossed Danny g
I m so glad 2c u r doing well,and I hope u r making n effort 2 come back in our lives,t thought of being able 2c .& hear your voice again is bringing sunshine back 4 a lot of us.2 t best,all my best wishes.
I was born in NYC,&praised in Hells Kitchen in t late 50.s,&60.s,my 1stR&R show was at t Ny Paramount,with T Late Allen Freed,& so many Greats from t early days.
Hope 2c u in April.Thank You for keeping Our Mucic alive,we were born about 2months apart!, Danny g from 10th.Avenue and 51st.street,
Just signed your guest book a couple of minutes ago,just want to add that besides requesting Darling Lorraine where ever we were at he sang that song to me always.We would just be watching tv and he would say ,lets dance and start singing Darling Lorraine.Such wonderful memories.Thank you.
My husband for 28 years passed away last March.Everytime we went out dancing he would request Darling Lorraine to be played.We both like you and your band doing it the very best.So every night before I go to bed I play your Darling Lorraine and look at our wedding pictures to say good night to a great husband.Thank you for making my memories so much more memorable.Your music is the best.I pray for your recovery.
Any west coast tour dates for 2017
Any tour dates for the west coast?
So glad you’re feeling good and performing again. You and the Planotones have been greatly missed. Hope to see you at Queens College or anywhere else in Queens or Brooklyn.
hello kennedy good luck for you
hello kennedy i like your music
Dear Kenny, I just saw that you are going to perform in April. I’m thrilled for you. I prayed for you to return to the stage. Your music has carried me through the years some not so terrific.
I want to thank you for all the times you were so gracious at all the shows going out of your way to hug,kiss,sign the cds I bought.
Your a beautiful soul Kenny Vance! God Bless You in your new adventure. You will always have a place in my heart.
Hi, to Kenny and the Planotones, I also was born in Brooklyn(Brownsville) N.Y. Graduated in 1964 from FK.Lane H.S.on Jamaica Ave.Queens. My husband and I saw you and the group back in 2011 front row seats of course. Best of the best shows ever seen. Your voice is incredible and the guys are fabulous too. You and the group accent each other so well. The music you sing will never die as long as their are guys like you around to keep it alive and oldies like me to enjoy it. Actually my daughter loves the oldie music too. Well here’s to your improved health and hopefully back to the stage for me and all to love and enjoy again. Jo Sigler
Hi to Kenny and the Planotones, I also was born in Brooklyn (Brownsville) N.Y.in 1947. Went to F.K.Lane H.S.located on Jamaica Ave.graduated back in 1964. Hoping that you are doing better,so that you and the group can get back on the stage where you all belong. You bring back so many happy memories with your great voices and love for the Doo Wop music that will be here forever because of you and the group. Your music and your voice is something that will never fade away. I hope to see you and your guys back on stage for me and all to hear again. Here’s to you to your better health. Jo Sigler
Your the Best of the Best!!! 8 of us go to see you at the Sellersville theater whenever your there!! hope to see you there again!!
Listen to the CD’s and watch the interviews all the time. We miss you. I think if you stood in front of a audience while your played and talked to people like you have done with those talk and sing shows, people would come to see you. It wasn’t just about the music, it was about the man and group. You are that blessed with a fantastic following. Rita and Bill
We are thrilled you’re back in the studio and can’t wait for your new release. I haven’t seen you since you were last in Ft Lauderdale. Wishing you the best & happy to promote you new projects. The new hr long interview on YouTube is fantastic; so many songs, singers, locations – all bring back memories of Brooklyn & Erasmus. God bless. -KP
So wonderful to tap my foot to ! Just greatness put to great music…Thanks much.
Kenny we have missed your great voice so much. I have been to all your shows in Pottstown,Pa , and can’t wait for your return. But most of all, all of us in Pottstown wish you great health and we are praying for you. I know we will hear that great voice again. Thank you for keeping our music alive.
Kenny, I have listened to your great music on CD,s and live at your shows in Pottstown, PA. We love you and wish you the best. Everyone who has seen your shows in Pottstown, and every where else is praying for you. Maybe we are selfish, because we want to hear your wonderful voice again. Your are the best Kenny, God bless you.
I’VE BEEN READING ALL COMMENTS OF YOUR FANS AND THEY HAVE EXPRESSED MY FEELINGS VERY WELL…..KENNY YOU HAVE A GOD GIVEN GIFT AND IT IS WONDERFUL THAT YOU ARE SHARING THAT GIFT WITH YOUR FANS…..MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE YEARS TO CONTINUE SHARING THAT GIFT…..I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF THE PERFORMANCES OF YOURSELF AND THE PLANATONES…..SO I’LL CLOSE AND TELL YOU IN MY HUMBLE OPINION THAT YOU AND YOUR GROUP ARE THE GREATEST GIFT TO DOO WOO MUSIC…..THANK YOU…..VERY SINCERLY….YVONNE MORROW…….
So glad to have you back! I commented on the YouTube page but let me say that new interview is fabulous & an hour long!
Oh, brought such memories, Brooklyn locations, LIVE songs, singers not thought about for awhile .. thank you! Not seen you since you were last in Lauderdale.
Kenny, you ARE Doo Wop!
Missing Kenny Vance and hoping he is doing well. Would love to see him perform again. Sending love & prayers.
We miss seeing you guys. Hope Kenny is doing better. We’re keeping prayers going.
BEEN TO SO MANY OF YOUR SHOWS AND DOO WOP CRUISES. LOVE YOUR MUSIC, THERE IS NOTHING YOU GUYS CANT SING. YOUR ARRANGEMENT ARE OUT OF SIGHT. WE CAN TELL YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO IT SHOWS. WANT TO HERE YOU GUYS SING LOOKING FOR AN ECO AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOU. GET WELL SOON. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYS
Just a quick note. I graduated from Nichols College in 1964. In turns out that Ken was a freshman at Nichols in 1960 before he left to pursue a career in the music industry. Small world. Ken-Good luck in the future and a speedy recovery from whatever ails you.
Missing you on tour and hearing that fabulous voice in person. Wishing you improving health and strength. Hoping to hear that you’ll be back soon and stronger than ever!,
Still missing you on tour and listening to that fabulous voice. Wishing you the best for improved health and strength. Hope to hear that you’ll all be back soon and stronger than ever!!
Kenny, We have wonderful memories of you and the Planotones performing at our wedding reception in Jersey City in August of 2010. TJ, who sang with acapella groups long ago, is always amazed that you started as a background singer and ended up an incredible lead singer. Hope that your condition is improving and that you keep a song in your heart.
I was born in 1947 and stumbled on “Need You” a couple of weeks ago….how did I miss this????
Thoroughly enjoying all of these songs now and just want to say how much Kenny and the group are appreciated.
I grew up with Leroy King and the Students … “I’m So Young” and “Every Day of the Week.” Also schooled with Gene Hughes and the Casinos … “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.” And Carl Dopkins Jr. … “My Hearts An Open Book.” They hooked me on R&R. My local favorite is now the “Belairs Show Band. So “Kenny Vance and the Planotones” are a natural choice for me.
I hope you’re doing well and are able to return to your craft again soon.
Lenny ; Cincinnati,Ohio
I am a big fan having seen the Planotones several times in NJ and FL , I would like to know what is wrong with Kenny, and how is he doing ? Cant wait to see you all again
JC Wellon, Deer Lake NL, Canada
I hope that 2017 will be a better year for you and that your health continues to improve. Thank you the Planotones for the many years of enjoyment and great music. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. God bless you.
Get well soon Kenny. We all, (your fans) miss you
Kenny, we still miss you! Hope you are feeling OK. Know that you are never forgotten by your many fans!
great info regards
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU KENNY AN FOREVER
We wish you a very happy holiday & Merry Christmas and may this new year of 2017 bring you better health and our same to your band.
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Bartholf Woodland Park N. J.
We wish you all good health in the new year 2017 , bless you and your band members till we see you again take care.
Gary & Madeline from Woodland Park N.J.
Wishing you the best of health and praying for you. God speed.
You guys are missed,
Kenny we love your music you an the planotones are great we pray you are getting better I am originally from Brooklyn . I went to wingate Hs one of your sports rivals .when you come to Pitman theater we always go to see you preform you an planotones always sound so great. Please get better soon God Bless You hope to see you soon Lou and Diane from west deptford nj
All your fans hope you’re doing better. We all certainly miss “The Voice”, and look forward to hearing you again! Thanks for keeping the music alive! God bless and many prayers for your continued recovery.
Hope you are well and look forward to seeing you again in Pitman. We saw and loved each of your shows.
Will Kenny be returning to singing any time soon? I really miss his shows.
When you called “Looking for an Echo” a Brooklyn folk song, you gave it something that perfectly personifies a time, that for many of us, can never be duplicated. Your music is a delight, and I never fail to shed a tear when listening to you. God Bless and get well!
Miss seeing Kenny and the Planotones at all the
Doo Wop Shows on Long Island, NY.
Sincerely HOPE THAT YOU ARE DOING WELL….
Prof. R. Anzalone
We have seen you in person many times.
Own all of your Cd’s including the latest produced
Wishing you health and happiness and looking for your return to the stage
Bless you and the Planotones
Your recordings are always better than the originals. What a unique talent
We will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on January 14th, 2017. Plan to contact Cool Bobby B’s doo wop request radio show and ask for three of your songs.
Haven’t chosen them yet. So many great ones.
Take care, our prayers are with you.
Kenny and the Planotones are simply: Amazing. The Harmony hypnotizes you and Johnny Gale is superb. I hope they are around forever because thats where there music takes you. The very best of doo wop. Thank you for your music and the beauty of your voices.
Recently brought the Doo-Wops Vol 1 & 2. They are fabulous.
Get well soon Kenny and be back on tour or better yet cruise.
Danny from Virginia
It’s a warm Saturday night in south Florida, thinking about Kenny & the group .. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers ,, so blessed to be front row @ their last Fort Lauderdale concert. God bless and thanks for many lovely Doo Wop memories. @karynpalminteri
I cannot get enough of Kenny Vance. His music brings me back to a wonderful time of my life. Growing up in a small New England town, Bristol, in the state of Rhode Island, music, Rock and Roll was all that we loved. I listen to all of the oldies and can remember where I was attractive the time and feeling great.
Thank you, Kenny Vance, for all of the greatest music of all time.
ROCK AND ROLL WILL NEVER DIE.
Kenny we miss you so very much and keep you in our prayers always. Please come back to us. All the best to you and your group.
We really miss seeing you and the enjoyment you bring with your voice and music..
Looking forward to your return to entertainment for all to enjoy!!
Best wishes to you and yours.
Hope you’re getting well enough to start to tour soon and can get back to North East PA. Every one misses you folks because the music you all perform keeps itself alive. The versatility of how you do it is the key.
Miss seeing you at the Patchogue Theatre in June. I haven’t gone to the show since you haven’t been performing. Love your music and play it all the time. Met you the last night you were performing there. Was very impressed with what a nice man you are and how you took the time to talk to everyone. You have given so much to entertain all of us and I am sorry that your health suffered for it. Please take care of yourself and be well. Still looking for an echo. Thanks.
Hope you are continuing to do well. We were very fortunate to see you during several shows at the Warner Theater in Torrington and at the Mohegan Sun, with Bowser.
Best wishes to you and the whole group,
Walt & Agnes
Kenny & The Planatones: I hope that someday you guys will return. The music is slowly fading away as us “old-timers” pass away. Who will keep the music alive after we are all gone?
Best Wishes and get well soon.
My family and I pray for Kenny and await his return. Hope he is doing well. We love you guyes.
Just want to say how much I miss you guys and hope that Kenny is getting better.
Sorry about your problem, I have survived stage 4 cancer for 18 years, so at age 77, everyday is a blessing form God. Just so you know, I was a member to the 1957 original Pharaohs,from Bellevile,ON. What a great time singing DO WOPS ! Get better soon!
Kenny…thank you and the Planotones for your wonderful music over the many years. You brightened so many lives and made this world a better place.
Louis & Lorraine Mancuso
Kenny, we hope you are improving and wish you positive health. We are fans and hope to see you and the guys again at the Pitman Theatre. Peace!
Thank you for your beautiful music. I hope you get well soon.
I am from The Bronx & just love this music.
Miss you guys, come back soon!!
So concerned about Kenny and his group. See his son, Ladd, is going to be at Richard Nader’s Doo Wop show in Fort Lauderdale March 18. Will you be able to allow all Kenny’s fans will the group will be performing again. Miss him so much.
So sorry to see your demolished home on a CNN video tonight. I can feel your pain. GOD BLESS YOU and YOUR GROUP and return to touring ..especially Fort Lauderdale …soon..Please.
Get well soon Bud missing you.
Kenny get well soon… We are all lookingforward to seeing you perform once again. Keep the music alive…
I miss the great performances by the Kenny Vance/Planotones over the past years … come back soon!
Get well soon! Want to hopefully see the groups return to The Kirby. Love your music!
Hope you are feeling well. Listen to your songs everyday.
You were most gracious to spend a few minutes talking to me during intermission at Count Basie even though you just completed a set. Hope you can tour again soon. You will always be “The Voice”!
My vocabulary is not extensive enough to tell you how much
i have enjoyed your music, I enjoy your arraignments on the songs better than the original artists. makes me feel good and
brings many memories.
Jeff, Pittsburgh Pa 71,years young
Great sound Great harmony it can’t get better then that! Thank-you I hope to get a chance to see you and the boys in the future.
Love your music and your voice. It takes me back to a better time. Wish I could have seen you perform in person. Wishing you the best, from Texas
There is no oldies concerts in las vegas , nevada. Miss my show in NY, NJ & conn.
Dear Kenny; My entire family asked me to send this message to let you know that we love and miss you and your are always in our thoughts and prayers for your good health. Thank you for all the happiness you have brought and continue to bring us through your beautiful music and for always being so nice to your fans-we treasure the photo you took with me and autographed-a family treasure. God bless you always. John Rembis family
We have seen you perform at the Pitman theater many times. We wish you and the Planatones the best. Hurry back.
Your music is so uplifting & brings back great memories. Please
Keep performing! We have lost some of the best singers. We miss Johnny Maestroe so much. You are one of a kind!!
Sorry you lost your home in storm .
Keep touring if you can. God bless you & your band. Your music makes us all feel happy each time we hear it!
We are a group of Vietnam Veterans, We went to some of your shows and we hope you can make your comeback.
We lost one of our buddies last year but we hope you can do more show.
We are looking to go in Honor of our buddy Al who passed away last year, he was one of your best and biggest fans.
Hope you see you soon !
1st. Infantry Division
Kenny…thanks a lot for being a guest on my radio program. It was both a pleasure and an honor to meet you. I enjoyed our interview very much and I know all the listeners did too. Thanks again to a talented performer and a very nice guy.
We wish you a happy New Year 2016. Feel well, heal well. Love your music. The joy and gift you bring to so many can never be repaid.
Although I have never had the pleasure of personally meeting you, I feel as if I have know you for a very long time. As a former Oldies radio disc jockey, I have journeyed through the years with the music of Kenny Vance and the Planotones beginning with you as a member of Jay & the Americans. Kenny, you are the BEST! I wish you the VERY BEST and hope you are back performing very soon.
Love the new christmas song. Love Kenny Vance.
But Kenny don”t like german fans. I’m sorry for that.
Greetings from a german fan !!!
Wanted to wish you a Big Happy Birthday Kenny.
Hope your having a great day….
Just love the song Looking for an Echo and wish Kenny can come back and do it live once more. Get well Kenny, I am surely rooting for you in a big way. We are about the same age and love the oldies and I know you do. I would love to hear from you, my e-mail is email@example.com.
From Larry Caruso from Jersey City NJ.
Kenny, be well. You have to get back letting us feel that the music is still alive.
You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Like they said about Nat King Cole. Even though he’s not able to entertain us just yet we still have his (your) recordings. Brilliant recordings that will last in the hearts and minds of any and all who had the privilege and pleasure of seeing you in person and listening to your recordings over and over.
Bless you and your son for once again keeping the music alive.
10322 Moshie Lane
San Antonio, FL 33576
I’m still blessed to get out there and perform. I’ve followed your work since the ’90s. You are and continue to be an inspiration. I hear you in all good music! May the Holiday and New Year be blessed with the sound of your voice!
Keeping the music alive,
My wife and I love Kenny and his music. When and where will Kenny be performing in Tennessee?
I just ordered Kenny’s Christmas CD & signed DVD. I want to wish Kenny the best and hope he is doing well, sure do miss going to his concerts down here in Clearwater Florida where all us old farts end up. Happy Holidays to Kenny and family,
Miss you Kenny, longing to see u back in action
Thank you for your music. Your voice is a beautiful gift to everyone. I close my eyes and I am right back in the best era of music that ever was. Thanks for the memories and bless you for the ability to touch so many with your voice. I am ordering your new DVD and can’t wait to see it.
God Bless You and the Planotones
Get well brother.
I enjoy your music,Thank You
Kenny, the Planoheads send our love and best wishes and pray that we’ll be seeing you soon!
You should do the song…”Hey there lonely girl”
KENNY YOUR IN THE THOUGHTS OF MANY OF YOUR FANS, HERES WISHING YOU WELL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK ON STAGE REAL SOON.
CONTINUE TO LISTEN FOR THE ECHO
Great Music and great musicians. Thank you Vance!
Saw you on Long Island. The show was magnificent.
Get well and hope to see you in concert real soon.
God bless you.
Welcome back Kenny! Listening to you and Cousin Brucie! Enjoying the music and the stories!
Get well, but please hurry back.
Hang in,be well
Love the Planotones!
Just bought Lost & Found Volume #2
Medley with “In the Still of the Night”
Would really like to know if Kenny Vance
will sing again with the Planotones
Will hope for a positive response
Hope Kenny is doing well
Glad to hear that your recovery is going so well!
Hi Kenny, I’m so happy to hear from you again it’s been to,to long! I heard the recording of you on WFUV on 8/16/15 and loved every minute of it. I also posted my comments on their website. I hope you get to read it. WELCOME BACK, all your fans can’t wait to see you perform again! All my best to you and the Planotones.
Your lifelong fan, Joe Gula Long Island NY
It’s 8/18/15 It was by accident AND LUCK that I found this website. I was looking for any information on Kenny Vance. Ever since he stopped performing it seems like a mystery of what happened and why he has not been singing in 2 years now? Kenny I hope you read this, whatever the reason, sickness the loss of your home from the storm, you should know we all want you back on stage and if for some reason you can’t do it, it’s okay!
We have your albums so we can still hear you. Please don’t be a stranger, it was such a pleasure to hear from you again. Thank you WFUV, God Bless All!
HI KENNY, HOPE ALL YOU GUYS ARE DOING WELL. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. YOUR THE BEST DOWOP GROUP, AN ESPECIALLY KENNY.A GIRL AND GUY ORIGINALLY FROM THE BRONX, NOT TO FAR FROM BROOKLYN.LOL. ALL THE BEST, TERRY AND FRANK
Dear Kenny, Hope to see you and the Planatones soon. Love all your CD albums. Your the best. Speedy recovery. All OUR LOVE, Terry and Frank
THE SOUND IS FAMILIAR AND APPRECIATED, YET IT IS NEW AND REFRESHING IN MANY RESPECTS.
KENNY VANCE HAS A REAL STAGE PRESENCE.
“LOOKING FOR AN ECHO” IS OUTSTANDING TO ME.
THE TALENT OF KENNY VANCE AND THE PLANOTONES HAS NO LIMIT IN MY OPINION.
Look forward to Keeny’s tour when he is well and performing . Till then will keep in my prayers . God Bless . Arthur
Looking forward to seeing Kenny and the guys this year hope all is well happy new year to everybody hope to see you soon
I was excited to find this website. I need to to thank you for
your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff in your site
I sure do miss you and the music “live and in person”. Hopefully you are well. I will be ordering your new “old” release soon. Oceans of Time is played every day in my home and the car. Wishing only the best for you and yours.
Sincerely, Charlette in St. Petersburg, FL
sorry to hear you are under the weather, get well soon. Your music will never die.You are the best.Just got your new cd, its great, as are all your cds.
Attended performance in Clearwater FL several years ago to see Dion. Came away awed by Kenny Vance and the Planotones. You guys are the best, I love your music. Looking forward to another central Florida concert.
A few years ago, some people mentioned a Kenny Vance biography book – Is this true, if so, how can I obtain a copy ?
Thanks, Brian – NJ
Long time fan. Get well soon. The world needs you.
Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year! I hope you are doing well Kenny. You are missed.
I read once, “the garden of memories blooms love forever”,, You must have the biggest garden around as you always give us the memories. thanks for keeping the Echo & Doo Wop alive. Look forward to your return to the Pittsburgh Area
Tim & Karen Susick
Kenny, we wish you and your family HAPPY AND
HEALTHY HOLIDAYS. And we pray for a speedy
We have been fans for a long time and can’t wait for you to return to the stage.
God Bless You.
Wonderful memories tinged with sadness.
When I tell people that I sang with a do wop group the reaction is usually a smirking smile.
O.K. so I date myself. I feel kind’ a sad for them. They will never feel the intense total immersion in the sound. And they cant know how it feels when it is part of you that becomes the source.
Unfortunately the drug age opened a door that stripped away honest human emotions. Big amplified sound loud monotone vocals and computer generated bass. All honesty resides in you ! Live long and prosper. RN
Will Kenny Vance and the Planotones be appearing in Florida during 2015…..
thank’s Your Videos are amazing.
Luka Ristrutturazioni Torino
We love your music u r sooo good we have many of ur CDs love all we have been so grateful to have seen u in person and talk to u also u let us take pictures of u an d my husband that we cherish very much we pray u come back and sing in person so get well soon like love u and the planotones u r great come back to us may u and urs have a wonderful holidays season God bless and get well quick hope to see u guys soon love love u guys !!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Kenny and the Planotones. I miss seeing you and the guys in concert. Take care and get well soon. God bless you.
Big fan and former doo-wopper (1958-1997 with several pretty good garage bands in PA and MA)
Very sorry to learn of your losses from Sandy. Memorabilia and instruments are irreplaceable. Look forward to seeing you again at the Kirby.
I got your Lost Archives CD and love it!
We saw you in Cheswick, Pa and you were so kind to sign our CD’s. ( I turned 60 that day! What a great birthday! Six years ago.)
We enjoyed your show in Cascade Park too.
Thank you for your wonderful music.
Best wishes and love to you and your family,
Your Youngstown, Ohio fans, Pat and Linda
(Our husbands enjoy your music, too !)
Thanks for the music and the fun times.
We last seen you at the Middletown NJ. Show
You sang the song “For Your Precious Love” to us at that show.
That after seeing you a short time before at Ocean Grove.
We gave you our photo of us with you at Ocean Grove.
We were married on December 14, 2013 first dance was that song with you and Johnny Gale playing the guitar due to your torn rotator cuff.
We hope you are feeling better and will be out there again.
Jean & Bruce
Just ordering your new CD Lost and Found. It’s my holiday gift to myself!
Can’t wait to hear your magical voice in person again…
Thanks for keeping this music alive.
You should know that you are deeply loved by your fans. We miss you and the guys. We’ve attended every show in the NY/NJ area. Thanks for keeping the genre alive and doing it, oh so well!
you are my second favorite behind Johnny Maestro, I think that is a compliment to you (of course you kind of moved to most favorite due to Johnny’s passing). I enjoy your DVD’s and play them often. God bless you and yours
Kenny – you are the best ever. I’ve seen you on Long Island on several occasions and consider you the greatest I’ve ever seen. I’m looking forward to attending another one of your great shows in the near future. As I said – YOU ARE THE BEST !!!!
Missing you big time from Deerfield Beach, FL. Can’t wait til you come back to Broward Center and/or Parker Playhouse.
Hope you are well ..there will never be another Elvis nor will there ever be another Kenny Vance!
Karen Lee Wentzel
Hi Kenny, we love and miss you so much. Happy to hear you are in good health. Saw you at Madison Square Garden 2 times and are friends with Susan Vacarro, whose husband “Mickey” did your sound for many years and passed away so long long ago. You came to his funeral, you only stayed for a short time, but I spotted you as soon as you entered. You will always hold a special place in my heart. My favotite song of mine is when you sing is “Life is but a dream”. Let the music live on.
My wife and I saw the show at Wildwood, New Jersey and is was outstanding. We hope they can get back to touring. Kenny get well soon.
You guys offer a tremendous gift to those of us who truly have a passion for talent, talented singers come and go, the one’s that have everlasting quality stay forever. Thanks
I first caught you and the Planotones closing out one of the PBS Doo Wop shows. What a Blast !!!!
If anyone didn’t like Doo Wop up to that point, you guys drove it down their throat till they loved it.
The best closing act I have ever seen. What a Brooklyn attitude.!!
Just bought your new CD on line.
Keep up the GREAT work !!!!!
Hope you are doing well and hope to see you out on tour soon saw the Brooklyn Bridge (they’re back) in concert last week (they were great) and we talked about how SUPER it would have been to have you in the concert also! Just ordered Lost and found. Best wishes for the Holidays. Your fans in Pennsylvania miss you.
Hi Kenny, we follow you when you are in Ocean Grove, Manchester NJ, Count Basie, Red Bank. We love you & your group & hope you all are well. Best to you & God bless you. Love, Jeannie, Margaret & Doris.
Miss seeing you in concert. My favorite concerts were the ones that you and the Planotones were in. Planning on buying your new CD and I know it will be just great. Happy Holidays to you.
Just received Lost and Found today….it’s been playing all afternoon, I love it!
Miss seeing you in concert, hope you will return to the tour circuit soon.
Wishing you good health,
Your biggest CT fan!
We really miss seeing you and the enjoyment you bring with your voice and music..
Looking forward to your return to entertainment for all to enjoy!!
Best wishes to you and yours.
Chuck & Charlotte DiNardo
Can’t really describe what your choice of songs, great backup group, and your own beautiful voice do for me ! Suffice to say it takes me back to the 50s and 60s and all the girls I loved and lost, all the alcohol I consumed, and all the fun I had…and, yes, it IS hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
Thanks for the memories,
Just received your new CD “Lost and Found”, it is fantastic. Thank you for the autographed picture. Looking forward to you and the Planotones back on the road. Would love to hear you sing “Dream Girl” originally sung by Norman Fox and “Gleam in your Eyes”, by the Channels. Thank you, a fan for life, Flatbush Eddie Savold.
Kenny, hope your doing well..blessings to you and the Planotones!!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenny, you are an outrageous singer. I hope we can see you in concert soon. God bless!
Love, Bonnie, Budd & all of Staten Island, NY
you are my second favorite behind Johnny Maestro, I think that is a compliment to you. (of course you kind of moved to most favorite due to Johnny’s passing). I enjoy your DVD’s and play them often. I don’t see a date on other comments, are you ill? God bless you and yours.
KENNY WE MISS YOU AND YOU AND YOUR GREAT MUSIC
I SURE HOPE TO HEAR YOU SING IN PERSON AGAIN. LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS
Love your music! I have every CD/album you’ve released to date and I’ve ordered “Lost And Found”. I’m the music administrator for a 500 member alumni site and I can tell you Kenny & The Planotones are site favorites.
My husband and I have seen the band several times in Ft. Pierce Fl…We have since moved to TN. I can’t tell u how much we enjoyed the shows especially when my husband was in poor health. ..we went anyway and it lifted our spirits…suffice it to say, you hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for the gift.
Kenny, missing you at concerts, just purchased the new cd can’t wait to get it.
hi Kenny, hope you are doing well and be back on tour in South Florida, I always go to see you when you perform in the broward center. Miss you so much. I am the one who when speaking to you would always ask about your mom. Be well and come back soon.you signed my CD in broward center when I bought one there. Thanks again for all the music. Love you and hope to see you again
Love your music!!!(miss your concerts!!cant wait to get your next albaum.I will pray for you!!,thank you for the best music ever.your a great man and talented singer
Hello Kenny and the Planotones. We miss you so very much . Nancy and I had the pleasure to meet you at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pa. You were so kind to us. Nancy still talks about the picture with you . In my younger years and even today I would play my Jay and the American albums . Now our Planotones music. I hope you can come back to Greensburg again and play . God Bless my friends . Nancy & Bob
I met you years ago, back in the 1980s, when I did business with your manager, John Appostol…. As crazy as he was….we still appreciated one another….from when he lived on Snowball Lane (?) in Huntington with Maryann, Chris, their daughter and grandchild….I lived in Syosset, in those days. You are THE BEST showman in R&R, R&B,
and not only your voice, but your love and knowledge of the music shines everytime you are on and off stage. May you always do for others, and let others do for you….and may you stay Forever Young. Thanks again….
Howie Isserles – Howinsure@aol.com
LOVE ALL YOU MUSIC LISTENED TO YOUR MUSIC ALL MY LIFE, I`M SEVENTY YEARS YOUNG NOW AND STILL LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC, DOO WOOP AND OLDIES, THANKS FOR ALL THE YEARS OF GOOD MUSIC, HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU KENNY.
Love your music and miss seeing you in person. Look forward to getting your new album.
Hi Kenny! It’s a year since I saw you at Bridge Street Live in CT. Looking forward to receiving your new CD. Looking forward to seeing you in person soon.
Kenny, miss your music, your voice and the shows.Please keep bringing back the memories that so many of us remember. Hope to see and ear you soon. Best wishes.
can I download new album from I-tunes ??
I love Kenny and the planotones. Have seen many concerts and had very nice conversatons with Kenny. He is so down to earth . Sad to see Frenchie left the group. Hope Kenny returns soon . I miss him Listen to his music everyday. ordered his new c/d
love our music
So happy to hear you’re releasing a new album! Can’t wait to pick it up!
Hi Kenny! Love the new site and looking forward to the new album!