The Contours Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist The Contours.
Book The Contours and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and disco.

The Contours

The road to a Motown recording contract wasn’t an easy one for The Contours. Berry Gordy wasn’t very impressed following a 3-song audition in 1959 and sent them packing.

Hubert Johnson, one of the original members of The Contours thought his cousin, the legendary Jackie Wilson might be able to help the group with some much-needed advice. Wilson asked the group to perform some of their material for him. Once he was satisfied, Wilson called his old friend Berry Gordy back at the Motown offices. The very next day, The Contours had a seven-year contract with the Gordy Label.

In the summer of 1962, The Contours hit the jackpot when Gordy himself penned the classic “Do You Love Me” for them, which became the group’s biggest hit as well as Motown’s fastest climbing hit of all time. Within two weeks of release, “Do You Love Me” became the #2 record in the nation as well as the group’s first gold record. The ensuing years brought forth such Contours hits as “Shake Sherrie”, ”Can You Do It”, “Can You Jerk Like Me”, “Just A Little Misunderstanding”, and “First I look At The Purse”.

The Contours have proudly worn the label “Motown’s #1 party group” for more than 40 years. Today under the leadership of original member Sylvester Potts, The Contours are center stage once again. Much of the resurgence in The Contours popularity has to do with the Academy Award winning film, Dirty Dancing. Their hit “Do You Love Me” was featured in the film and became so popular that it gave birth to an international tour entitled The Dirty Dancing Tour starring The Contours, Bill Medley, Merry Clayton and Eric Carmen. That tour lasted 10 months, played to over 2 million people in 8 countries and sold over 10 million copies of “more Dirty Dancing” before it ceased production. During this time, Motown Records was quick to capitalize on The Contours popularity by reissuing their original version of “Do You Love Me” in single and album form. That move paid great dividends for everyone as “Do You Love Me” climbed to #11 on the national charts, making it one of the few recordings in history to hit the top 20 in two different decades.

A Contours show is jam-packed with dazzling choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. You can choose to dance, sing along or just sit back (if you can) and watch the show as they perform all of their greatest hits together with many of the greatest hits of the 60’s and 70’s era, as well as a selection of classic songs from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack.

Several CDs are currently available featuring Contour hits; “The Very Best Of The Contours”, “The Contours - The Millenium Collection”, and the multi-million selling 4 CD box set “Hitsville USA 1959-1972”.

In recent developments, The Contours were featured on the PBS special “Rock, Rhythm & Doo-Wop” performing “Do You Love Me” and “First I Look At The Purse” much to the delight of their legion of fans.

The Contours are in their 4th decade in show business, and are not content to rest on past laurels. They can still “shake ‘em down” and stand ready to entertain fans old and new alike.


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We have travelled the world with all the original artists. Some of the Artists that are available through us are:

50s & 60s

? and The Mysterians - The 5th Dimension - The Association - Bill Medley - Righteous Brothers - Billy J Kramer - B. J. Thomas - Bobby Rydell - Brenda Lee - Brian Hyland - Cathy Jean and The Roommates - The Capris - The Chiffons - Chris Montez - Chubby Checker - The Classics - The Coasters
The Contours - The Crystals - Danny & The Juniors - Dee Dee Sharp - Dennis Tufano original lead singer of The Buckinghams - Dickey Lee
Dion DiMucci - The Drifters - The Duprees - Larry Chance and The Earls - Eddie Holman - Eric Burdon & The Animals - Fabian
Terry Johnson's Flamingos - The Four Tops - Frankie Avalon - La La Brooks lead singer of The Crystals - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Freddy Cannon -
1910 Fruitgum Company
- Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Gary "US" Bonds - Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler - The Happenings
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone - Terry Sylverter of The Hollies - Jay & The Americans
Jay Black (The Voice) - Jerry Butler - Jimmy Clanton - Johnny of Santo & Johnny - Johnny Rivers - Johnny Tillotson
Joey Dee & The Starliters - Jr. Walker's Allstar Band - Kathy Young - Kenny Vance & The Planotones - Little Anthony & The Imperials - Little Peggy March
Mark Lindsay Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Merrilee Rush - The Mystics - Lenny Welch - Little Richard - Lou Christie - The Lovin Spoonful - The Marcels - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Marvelettes - Mary Wilson of The Supremes - Mel Carter - Mitch Ryder - Motortown All-Stars - The Orlons - Paul and Paula - Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals - Randy & The Rainbows - Ron Dante of The Archies - The Reflections - Sam Moore of Sam & Dave
Sam the Sham - The Shadows of Knight - The Shirelles - Shirley Alston Reeves Original lead singer of The Shirelles - Smokey Robinson / The Miracles - The Tokens - Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy Roe - The Turtles - The Tymes - The Vogues

70s & 80s

Air Supply - Ambrosia - America - Anita Ward - A Taste of Honey - Bowzer (formerly of Sha Na Na) - The Chi-lites - Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night
The Delfonics - Dionne Warwick - Don McLean - The Dramatics - Dr. Elmo - Evelyn "Champagne" King - Foreigner - Freda Payne - Gloria Gaynor
Journey - J.T. Taylor - Kool and the Gang - KC & The Sunshine Band - Kool and the Gang - The Manhattans - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr - Martha Wash
Marty Balin - Maxine Nightingale - Melanie - O’Jays - Patti LaBelle - Peaches & Herb - Peter Frampton - Poco’s Paul Cotton - The Pointer Sisters - Sister Sledge
The Spinners - The Stylistics - Styx - Suzi Quatro - Tavares - Thelma Houston - Three Dog Night - Tony Orlando - The Trammps - Village People - War

The Contours Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist The Contours.
Book The Contours and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and disco.

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