Richard Sterban
American musician
Richard Sterban
Richard Anthony Sterban is an American bass singer born in Camden, New Jersey, who joined the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys in 1972. Prior to joining The Oak Ridge Boys, Sterban toured with J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, who were singing backup for Elvis Presley. Sterban ultimately became famous for his "oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-maw-maw" bass solo in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 smash hit, "Elvira.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30
Yahoo News - 10 months
April 24: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 82. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 74. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 73. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 71. Singer-keyboardist Rob Hyman of The Hooters is 66. Actor Eric Bogosian is 63. Singer-bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger is 62. Actor Michael O'Keefe ("Roseanne") is 61. Bassist David J (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 59. Actor Glenn Morshower ("24") is 57. Bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More) is 53. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 52. Actor Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamond," ''Amistad") is 52. Drummer Patty Schemel (Hole) is 49. Drummer Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors is 48. Actor Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") is 48. Actress Melinda Clarke ("The O.C.") is 47. Actor Rory McCann ("Game of Thrones") is 47. Bassist Brian Marshall of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 43. Actor Eric Balfour ("24") is 39. Actress Rebecca Mader ("No Ordinary Family," ''Lost") is 39. Actor Austin Nich ...
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The Rotunda
Huffington Post - over 1 year
THE OAK Ridge Boys and the Country Music HALL of FAME... Induction October 25, 2015 It was announced in the Spring of 2015 that along with Guitar virtuoso Grady Martin and Jim Ed Brown and The Browns that The Oak Ridge Boys would be this years modern era inductees into The Country Music Hall of Fame. I wrote the following words not long after the announcement... The hallowed Rotunda at The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Tennessee is where the plaques of inducted Hall of Famers are mounted in a huge and beautiful circle. "All are equal inside of this circle" is the mantra and it is a sight to behold. The words Will The Circle Be Unbroken are written above the bronzed plaques and the circular ceiling that is bathed in sunlight seems to rise above to the Heavens which is also symbolic for many of our Country Music Heroes who we have loved have moved on beyond this earth and their light does seem to shine down upon the Rotunda. It is still mind boggling to me that The Oa ...
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Ellen Sterling: The Oak Ridge Boys: Four Distinct Voices Together Make Memorable Music
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It is the harmonies that are so striking and, even, unique. The four voices of the Oak Ridge Boys -- (in photo from left) bass Richard Sterban, baritone William Lee Golden, tenor Joe Bonsall and lead singer Duane Allen -- blend together flawlessly and they've been flawless since 1973 when the four first came together in this band that dates back to 1943 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge Boys) They are from four different places, yet they see a logic to the fact that they came together in the group. Allen grew up in Texas, Golden in Alabama, Bonsall in Philadelphia and Sterban in New Jersey. Bonsall says, "We grew up in the north, they grew up down South. The one thing we all had in common at a very young age, was that we were all very turned on by the Southern gospel music quartets." The gospel singing world is, apparently, a small one. Duane Allen says, "From time to time the Southern gospel groups wold come to the area where Joe and Richard w ...
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Beeton native headlining Kids Zone at CMT festival - The Barrie Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
Bristow has recorded six albums including a new, yet-to-be- released one that includes two duets; one with Richard Sterban, from the Oak Ridge Boys, and another with Jim Ed Brown, who, prior to his solo career came to fame in the 1950s as a trio with
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Durable Oak Ridge Boys return to Frederick - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Google News - over 5 years
Courtesy of The Brokaw Company The Oak Ridge Boys (from left to right) William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen and Richard Sterban. For 30 years, The Oak Ridge Boys' “Elvira” has been setting hearts on fire
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Joe Bonsall Is Proud To Be Known As “One Of The” - Nashville.com
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Sterban and I sang in a Gospel group called the Keystone quartet starting around 1968. We sang together for several years and Richard eventually left the group and joined JD Sumner and the Stamps quartet around 1970. JD Sumner backed up Elvis
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Oak Ridge Boys Talk Hopeful Hall of Fame Induction, Friendship with Kenny ... - Taste of Country
Google News - over 5 years
... Friday Night singing convention at the Ryman and changed members throughout the '50s, changed the name to the Oak Ridge Boys and William Lee Golden joined the group in '65, Duane Allen in '66, bass singer Richard Sterban in '72 and myself in '73
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Home at last - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
The Oaks, who are all long-time Hendersonville residents, include Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban. / Chris Hollo / For the Star News The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, Aug
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Oak Ridge Boys Are the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban were made official members, welcomed to the family of Grand Ole Opry stars by Little Jimmy Dickens and Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher. "Every time we have been asked
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Oak Ridge Boys Honored With Grand Ole Opry Induction - Taste of Country
Google News - over 5 years
William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban, and Duane Allen were invited to join the prestigious lineup of Opry members by Little Jimmy Dickens. Dickens also greeted the quartet onstage Saturday night, and the 4′ 11″ country star dressed up as
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Oak Ridge Boys: 'Still a lot of irons in the fire' - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Sterban, who sings bass in the country-gospel quartet that includes Duane Allen (lead singer), Joe Bonsall (tenor) and William Lee Golden (baritone), said the group's performance is going to include a lot of their hits, but mix in a few songs
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Oak Ridge Boys to perform - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
The Oak Ridge Boys, Richard Sterban (bass), Joe Bonsall (tenor), Duane Allen (lead), William Lee Golden (baritone). Contributed photo Four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits since the 1970s
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Gypsum's centennial celebration - Vail Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
The Oak Ridge Boys featuring William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen and Richard Sterban will perform at the Gypsum Daze concert Saturday at 9 pm at the Lundgren Theater. 11:30 am — 3x3 Basketball Tourney at Gypsum Recreational Center
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Written by Bob Owen - Cramahe Now
Google News - over 5 years
She has just completed recording her sixth project, an album which included songs with Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys and Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown. Naomi has won numerous country music awards, including Youth Yodeller of the Year,
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Oak Rige Boys Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall were invited to join the Opry this past Friday night (July 8) by Little Jimmy Dickens, who took the Opry stage dressed like William Lee, complete with long beard and sunglasses!
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Celebrity Column: Little Jimmy Dickens presents big honor to The Oak Ridge Boys - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
Little Jimmy Dickens, dressed as William Lee Golden, invites Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Golden and Richard Sterban to become Opry members. / Grand Ole Opry When Little Jimmy Dickens walked out onto the Grand Ole Opry stage Friday night
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Oak Ridge Boys coming to town - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
“Like everyone else in the group,” added bass singer Richard Sterban, “I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I'm still a fan of the group today. Being in The Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.” The two, along with tenor
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Parade launches country's big week in Nashville - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys wearing a Vanderbilt baseball jersey. “I love 'em,” he says. Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys walked into the VIP area singing Jarrod Niemann's hit, “Lover, Lover.” Mike Eli and the Texas-based guys from the Eli
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Sterban
    THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 37
    Sterban ultimately became famous for his "oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-maw-maw" bass solo in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 smash hit, "Elvira."
    More Details Hide Details Sterban grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey and now lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife, Donna, and two daughters, Lauren and Tori. Richard also has three sons from a previous marriage: Rich, Doug and Chris; and several grandchildren. Sterban has recorded public service announcements for NOAA Weather Radio. He served as the voice of The Roadhouse, the classic country Sirius Satellite Radio channel. Sterban was a minority owner of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1978 to 2008.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on April 24, 1943.
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