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The Cascades’ founder headlining Filipino band hall of fame rites

/ 07:59 PM October 23, 2015



The Cascades’ John Claude Gummoe (above)


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California–John Claude Gummoe, founder and lead singer of the classic and pop group, The Cascades,” will perform at this year’s induction ceremonies of the Hall of Fame – Class of 2015, the nonprofit Filipino Band Musician’s Hall of Fame Foundation® (FILHOFF) announced.


Gummoe will be supported by veteran Filipino musicians and singers in a concert on November 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the world-class Mills Amphitheatre at 400 Murchison Drive, Millbrae, California.

The ensemble has attracted standing room only audiences at recent performances in Southern California. This will be their first visit to the Bay Area after more than 40 years.

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Their popular and classic hits, notably “Rhythm of the Rain,” “The Last Leaf,” “Shy Girl,” “Dreamin,” “My First Day Alone” and other touching songs captured the hearts of the Filipinos in the ‘60s and they have continued to appeal across generations.

Opening Acts for John Gummoe are “Elvis” (Lloyd Aron Douglas) and an “Everly Brothers” Tribute. Dancing on stage with music will be provided by We’re Back band starts at 2:00 p.m. followed by the induction ceremonies (see list below) and concert at 4 p.m.

The Filipino Band Musicians Hall of Fame Foundation® (FILHOFF), a 501(c)3, IRS registered non-profit corporation, recognizes and rewards outstanding Filipino band musicians. Part of the proceeds of the event will be used to start an endowment fund for Filipino band musicians and legends, who are slowly dwindling in number.


Ticket Prices: $ 55, $ 45, $ 40 & $ 35. For more information on this event and how to purchase tickets, please contact:

Agnes Torres           (650) 740-7853       Chito Desuasido       (415) 254-5611

Essie Claveria          (415) 309-4884        Frank Sityar                (415) 215-5556

Luz Sumagang          (650) 438-0199        Pat Ancheta              (415) 602-442

Inductees in the 2015 Hall of Fame are:

Life Achievement, Individual Artist Division

Dani Bornilla — Jolly Jesters, Ramblers, Dynamics, Sociables, Jungle Cats

Carlos Pineda a.k.a “Boy Adan” (Boy Adan and the Grandeurs)

Joseph “Joey” “Pepe” Smith – Blue Blazers, The Villains, The Surfers, The Downbeats

Vaughn Velasco – Velvets, Deltas, Intruders, Surfers, Birth of the Cool

Life Achievement, Band Division

Bad Habits

             Sonny Abad, Tony Alcobendas +, Tony Huelves +, Bobon Topacio,

Ramon Vecin +, Eugene “Jun” Roque

Bits And Pieces

             Omy Fernandez, Jay Husfelt, Jun “Mel” Raymundo, Raymond Ungson,

Danny Vitan, Fred Vitan

Danny Abesamis, Armand Delarea, Oscar Flores, Cesar Manalili,

Danny Silva, Chito Vasquez, Danny Vasquez +, Henry Yuingco


           Antonio “Tonet” Fabie, Jess Maniquis +, Robert “Bob” McCoy,

Glenn Velasco, Mario Velasco, Vaughn Velasco 


Reggie Bueno, Rudy Delgado, Rudy Garcia, Tony Generoso, Vic Generoso,

Arnold Montoya, Walter Penington +,

The Flintstones

Roberto “Ting” Bernabe, Manuel Luis “Malu” Fernando, Cesar Gemino, Viring Mendoza, Elvie Sanchez, Renato Sugueco, Boboy Villegas, Cesar Yumping

 Friction Band

Manuel “Manny” Cordero, Jose “Joe” Ferrer, Enriqueta “Henry”,

Benny Quintana, Elizabeth “Liza” Alcaraz, Maribeth “Beth” Bayo

Gay Toppers

          Frank Lastra, Pete Lastra+, Eddie Talad


           Carlos David a.k.a “Boy Adan”

Le Jovials

           Jose Benesa, Ernesto “Ernie” Collantes, Fred Herrera, Jaime Lacsamana,

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