Terry’s newest single “Ooo Ya Wit” hits #1 after just 3 weeks on Euro Indie Chart

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Terry’s newest solo project, “Ooo Ya Wit ft. Starling Newsome”,  was just released on July 19th, and has  ruled at #1 for 3 consecutive weeks, breaking records  on the Euro Indie Chart and #1 on Spotify’s new worldwide Playlist called Euro Indie Music.


Terry’s single still riding in the Top 5 on European Chart after being #1 for 4 consecutive weeks.


Terry’s solo project, “Knock knock (Let Me In) ft. T”, made history by spending 4 weeks at #1 on Euro Chart.  The song then moved to #2, #3 and #4 and then made history again by going back to #1 for a 5th week.  It was picked for the #4 slot on Spotify’s new worldwide Playlist.  Hit link to listen and download.


The Flamingos Live on ABC’s The View


July 8, 2015 was a great day for the music of The Flamingos. Check out some more pictures from the show and watch “THE VIEW” performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKW-m4atL-A&feature=youtu.be





Terry & Theresa produce Boyz II Men for new album


Nate in boothApril 22, 2015 at EastWest Sudios, Studio 1 in Los Angeles, Ca was were it all took place.  Thank you Shawn, Nate and Wanya for allowing us into your musical world.  We truly relish the experience of working with such phenomenal talent. IMG_05491Terry Shawn and Nate

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Terry’s guitar featured among giants in the Industry




1966 GIBSON ES-335


 Terry  Johnson’s guitar is currently prominently ON EXHIBIT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio right next to instruments from other inductees including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Cliff, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead and Bobby Womack, among others.

Soundcheck’s 12-Most Romantic Love Songs


“The Flamingos’ hit “I Only Have Eyes For You” is one of the undeniably great romantic songs of all time.”

Read this fantastic article by Soundcheck for Valentine’s Day 2014



Nevada Fans Want Them Back!

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Marquee in Laughlin, NV 2014The Nevada Fans were PHENOMINAL!  The Flamingos thank all of the fans for a very successful 6 night run at the beautiful Riverside Casino in Laughlin Nevada.  The showroom was fabulous and the crew were incredibly professional and loads of fun to work with.  They will be back later in the year 2014 or early next year 2015.

New Project for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

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Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, contacted Terry and sent a special camera crew to Ft. Lauderdale for this historic project. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been doing a deep and significant oral history project for the Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives over the past year to get the story of rock and roll told through the inductees that created it. They are planning to use it at the Library and Museum for research, study and use by scholars and other interested parties. The Foundation was particularly interested in Johnson’s widely spanned career as a writer, producer, arranger and lead singer with his own group The Whispers, followed by his success as musical & vocal arranger and one of 4 lead vocalist for The Flamingos, giving them their first cross over hit as well as being responsible for the arrangement of their biggest hit, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, followed by his success as a Motown writer and producer with Smokey Robinson as his partner and his continued success as a recording artist, producer, arranger and showman with his touring group, the 2013 version of The Flamingos.

They have completed around 50 of these so far some of which have included: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bobby Blue Bland, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, Mary Wilson, Frankie Valli, Al Bell, Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy, Otis Williams, Jerry Moss, Jac Holzman, Ronnie Hawkins, Little Anthony, Smokey Robinson, DukeFakir, Fred Cash, Sam Gooden, Martha Reeves, Hal Blaine, Glyn Johns, Ben E King, Steve Cropper, Jac Holzman, Clive Davis, Booker T Jones, Michelle Phillips, and many more. Plus they have commitments to do these from John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and others.

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Photos by Tom Case

The Flamingos receive the Heroes and Legends Awards

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On September 22, 2013 The Flamingos received the Heroes and Legends Pioneer Award.  It was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Other honorees were:

Chaka Kahn – The HAL Icon Award

Siedah Garrett – The HAL Achievement in Music Award

Troy Carter – The HAL Triumph Award

Cindy Birdsong – The HAL “Supreme Love” Endowment

Pollstar Q&A with The Flamingos’ Terry Johnson


Pollstar Interview – Pollstar just released a great Q&A interview with Terry Johnson on his career and The Flamingos today.

Terry Johnson receiving the 2013 HAL PIONEER AWARD

Preparations are now underway for The Twenty Fourth Annual Tribute to the Heroes And Legends (HAL) Awards on Sunday, September 22, 2013. This ‘black tie’ event will take place in the Crystal Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. One of the highlights of the evening is the honoring of The Flamingos with original member Terry Johnson receiving the HAL Pioneer Award. I am sure that Mr. Johnson and The Flamingos would be thrilled with your attendance to share in this very special honor with them, embracing their contribution to the music landscape and the entire entertainment community as well. Additionally if you would like to include a congratulatory message in the souvenir book, (We are accepting ad confirmation NOW!!! Through August 9, 2013) ad and ticket information is provided. We hope that you will help to make this a very special day that they will never forget. Please be assured that any support of this celebration, would enhance the stature of this, already, magnificent evening. Thank you for any consideration of support.



Gold/Platinum Songwriter and recording artist.



Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame,  Legendary Gold/Platinum record recording artist, Songwriter, producer, arranger.  Celebrating 60 years in the entertainment industry.



Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atom Factory an entertainment and music management company.

Also Lady Gaga’s manager.



Presented by MARY WILSON  (Both members of the World’s #1 female group The Supremes)    


CHAKA KHAN………..………………………………………………ICON AWARD

Grammy winner, Platinum recording artist, songwriter, producer, author and actor. Celebrating 40 years in the

entertainment industry.


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The Flamingos’ European Tour

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The radio airplay response has been so tremendous overseas that it has sparked a European tour for The Flamingos.  The Diamond Anniversary Tour CD is selling in Italy, Germany, UK, Australia, Japan, just to name a few and the fans in these countries could not be more supportive.   Remembering the 2010 Japan shows, Terry said  he couldn’t believe how many young fans were carrying the album Flamingo’ Serenade for him to sign after the shows.  Terry also said,  ”I love coming over here to see that the music is appreciated all over the world,  and I remember when we sang to them in Japanese, they started crying.  I was really surprised, but yet honored that they appreciated the many hours/days of rehearsal that it took to sing in their language.  Can’t wait to go back.”

Those of you who haven’t heard the Diamond Anniversary CD,  please click the link below to hear some audio samples. If you purchase the CD, a percentage of the proceeds go to the USO to support our troops and their families.


Flamingos Rehearsing New Show

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In 2014 the fans will have more and more opportunities to see The Flamingos headlining in casinos and theatres across the country performing their full 90 min. – 2 hour shows.  New dates are added regularly.

In concert, The Flamingos expand their repertoire to include classic songs from the American Songbook, an inspiring video tribute honoring our troops, comedy and the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment.  This mix of cleverly arranged music from the past and present promises to create a memory-filled concert that will bring fans to their feet repeatedly.


If  they’re  having  this  much  fun  rehearsing,

imagine  how  much  fun  you’ll  have  at  the  show !


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Remember  fans,  you  are . . .

The  Flamingo’  Flames

your  support  keeps  the  fire  burning  in  our  hearts.

Photos by Kurt Hudson www.eriehousepictures.carbonmade.com














Flamingos’ Commercial helps break records for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund!

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Terry and The Flamingos are proud to be a part of the Florida Lottery success story this year. Their commercial broke all sales records in the history of the Lottery and their YouTube commercial received more views than any other in the history of the Florida Lottery. A record $1.41 billion is expected to go into the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

Read more…


New Album: Diamond Anniversary Tour 2013

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The Terry Johnson’ sound, or as most in the business know him “Buzzy”, is a very recognizable ethereal mix of lush harmonies and beautifully orchestrated music.  At Motown Records, as a writing & producing partner with Smokey Robinson, his music was recorded by  The  Miracles, winning him a BMI Award for “Baby Baby Don’t Cry” and a top 10 hit “Here I Go Again”.  He also wrote and produced songs for such great artists as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Edwin Star, Martha Reeves, The Marvelettes and David Ruffin.  Throughout his 60 years career as a writer, arranger, producer and performer, Terry has continued to be inspired and influenced by musical industry giants like Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Sam Cooke, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Marvin Gaye, The Philly Sound, Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Burt Bacharach, Bionce’, Michael Jackson, Clive Davis, David Foster and Tony Bennett.  Staying true to the signature sound that he produced for The Flamingos with his Grammy Hall of Fame Award winning arrangement of  ”I Only Have Eyes For You”, and the critically acclaimed album “Flamingo Serenade”,  Terry has progressed The Flamingos’ legacy on this their ”Diamond Anniversary Tour” CD.

This CD will take your mind and your heart on a romantic musical journey, that will re-confirm to your ears that The Flamingos are still and will always be “The Ambassadors For Romance.”

Now being aired, Terry on CountyLine with Frank Loconto




Terry filmed  TV spot on the CountyLine with Frank Loconto Public Policy Television Program  entitled ”Florida Lottery Education Revenue Increased by New Marketing.”  It is soon to be seen on Comcast Ch. 19, Satellite Ch. 63.

For viewing stations and times go to http://pw.myersinfosys.com/becon/atoz?#C
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Others on the show were:

David Armstrong, – President, Broward College and Chair, Ft. Lauderdale Alliance Economic Council

Robert W. Runcie - Superintendent, Broward Public Schools

Cathy Van - Entertainer/Recording Artist

Jay Michaels - International Media Personality



Bruno Mars & The Flamingos connection (Rolling Stone Magazine)


Bruno Mars named his first album Doo-Wops & Hooligans for a reason: “It’s the purity and simplicity of it,” Mars says of the genre. “Even when they’re not saying very much, it’s a home run every time.”
“I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingos, 1959
Writing B.o.B.’s “Nothin’on You”, I was referencing this song. If you’re ever in the doghouse, you play this record and it gets you out fast.”

Florida Lottery running The Flamingos’ commercial for 9 more weeks!

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PRESS RELEASE: Florida Lottery is signing on for another 9 weeks run of The Flamingos’ commercial.

TALLAHASSEE – For the first time in the twenty-five year history of the Florida Lottery, weekly sales of Scratch-Off tickets exceeded $74 million. The newest record breaks the previous sales mark by $5.7 million.
The Florida Lottery is believed to be only the third lottery-selling state to have weekly Scratch-Off sales top the $70 million mark. The other two are New York and Massachusetts.
“Breaking this weekly Scratch-Off sales record shows our players are responding to our excellent product mix, especially considering that 22 different games had sales of more than $1 million last week,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “What makes us most proud is these record sales are leading to record transfers to education.”
Last month’s sales were led by the Lottery’s newest $20 Scratch-Off game, $3,000,000 FLAMINGO FORTUNE, which launched on Tuesday, March 5. The $25 MILLIONAIRE Scratch-Off game followed closely behind with more than $8.5 million in sales.
Also contributing to this record was “Florida Lottery Day at The Villages”, showcasing the new $3,000,000 FLAMINGO FORTUNE and Terry Johnson and The Flamingos’ crowd pleasing show. More than $70,000 was generated in ticket sales due to the thousands of players who participated in this event.

Latest Review of The Flamingos’ Diamond Anniversary CD in Concert Calendar Magazine

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“This is an astounding production from a legendary group, now celebrating their 60th year in the entertainment industry. The Flamingos have withstood the test of time because of their firm adherence to this principle: to produce quality music, which entertains and enlightens their fans. Terry Jonson has always pushed the envelope, offering the finest turntable favorites and orchestration to countless audiences worldwide. Johnson has now added to his resume by creating an exceptionally wonderful CD that captures the sound and essence of this one-of-a-kind group. Each of the 14 songs is given the deluxe treatment. The instrumentation is full and lush, yet it does no over power the vocals. The voices combine in a tight blend, yet each singer stands out with his own distinctive sound. The marriage of instruments and vocals is the result of a flawless mix, giving you a crisp, clean sound on each selection. The songs herein are all fine examples from the great American songbook and, when coupled with The Flamingos’ unique styling’s, become monumental in stature. “Begin The Beguine,” the Cole Porter gem, is absolutely magical. It is given new life through Terry’s fine arrangement. Two Flamingos’ standbys, “I Only Have Eyes For You” and “I’ll Be Home” are both dazzling. Listen to the spoken introduction on the latter song and then you realize why this evergreen was originally written. My favorite “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” from Freddy Mercury. It became more joyous when expertly handled by this group. Do yourself a favor and purchase “Diamond Anniversary Tour 2013.” It will stand up to everything you expect from the Flamingos. It also gives you a new appreciation for this class act. Yooo’-Terry and his wife Theresa-”Ya’ done good! This CD is available at all The Flamingos’ live appearances or on their website-www.theflamingos.com.” Frank C., Concert Calendar Magazine

As a reminder from The Flamingos, a percentage of the proceeds from the CD will be donated to the USO to help support the troops.
This CD can also be purchased on ITunes or Amazon. “The Flamingos Diamond Anniversary Tour”

Terry and former Florida Governor Bob Graham


Terry and former Florida Governor and United States Senator Bob Graham shared a great afternoon at Mango’s in Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale.  Politicians, musicians, local magazine publishers and club owners all came to support Frank Loconto of The CountyLine Public Policy Television Program and his music.  Good food, good friends and music.  It doesn’t get any better than that!