We are pleased to announce that MISTER BEACH MUSIC and good friend of The Tams throughout his long career – HARRY TURNER will be the Master of Ceremonies for the induction ceremony.
If you are not familiar with Harry Turner then you must not know about Carolina Beach Music as Harry is MISTER BEACH MUSIC!
I believe I first met Harry when he was deejaying one of our church singles’s dances. Harry did more than spin the records – he told the STORIES behind the singer or group. I loved it as I LOVE a good STORY. So I decided to introduce myself to Harry and we have been close friends now for over 25 years!
Harry had been a deejay in Spartanburg, South Carolina and lifetime fanatic of Carolina Beach Music. He also was a promoter of the music and is still today. He is the author of This Magic Moment. As a native of South Carolina, Harry was instrumental in getting the state legislators and governor to declare BEACH MUSIC the Official Popular Music of South Carolina.
So every year there is a big celebration in Columbia at the State Capitol building honoring Beach Music as one of America’s Music genres. I was fortunate to be at the first one and got to meet Maurice Williams who sang his classic Beach Music song – Stay.
More about Harry in next post!