August 19, 2016

#FlashbackFriday: The Royal Teens Performing Short Shorts on Saturday Night Beechnut Show, 1958

August 19th, 2016
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    Let’s go back to Valentine’s Day evening, 1958, with host Dick Clark on the Saturday Night Beechnut show, with guests The Royal Teens performing their big hit (written by Tom Austin & Bob Gaudio) SHORT SHORTS! Enjoy!

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July 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Photo of The Royal Teens in Life Magazine, 1958! #TBT

July 7th, 2016
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    How big must have this been back in 1958? The Royal Teens were among the popular music groups included in a feature story in Life about best-selling vocal groups, which included The McGuires on the cover! Interesting that the caption notes that Short Shorts was written by “two of five singers in the boy-girl group”! [...]

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November 16, 2015

Join Us in Wishing Royal Teens Co-Founder & Short Shorts Co-Writer a Very Happy Birthday Today!

November 16th, 2015
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    We wish Tom Austin from The Royal Teens, who is not just an awesome musician, but an extraordinary artist and author, a very happy birthday today!

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November 2, 2015

Exciting News: Tom Austin’s New Book, Bridge to the Riviera, Has Arrived!

November 2nd, 2015
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February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Royal Teens’ First Tour Poster, 1958! #tbt

February 26th, 2015
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    Original Royal Teens member and “Short Shorts” co-writer Tom Austin shared a phenomenal poster on his Facebook page of the group’s first tour in 1958!

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November 16, 2014

Happy Birthday to Royal Teens Co-Founder & ‘Short Shorts’ Co-Writer Tom Austin!

November 16th, 2014
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    Please join us in wishing Royal Teens co-founder & co-writer of “Short Shorts” Tom Austin a very Happy Birthday today! For a close-up of Tom on the drums, go to 1:18 on the video! Happy Birthday, Tom!

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November 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Greetings to Royal Teens Co-Founder Tom Austin!

November 16th, 2013
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    Please join us in wishing Royal Teens co-founder & co-writer of “Short Shorts” Tom Austin a very Happy Birthday today! For a close-up of Tom on the drums, go to 1:18 on the video!

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January 29, 2013

Catching Up with Renaissance Man Tom Austin

January 29th, 2013
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    By Pamela Singer, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent Listen up, friends. Our great state of New Jersey can boast about numerous accomplished musicians, artists, and realtors. But someone who excels at all three professions, and is a mensch to boot?? Well folks, we’ve hit that elusive trifecta and can proudly lay claim to Tom Austin. [...]

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November 16, 2012

Friday Flashback: Happy Birthday to Royal Teens’ Co-Founder & ‘Short Shorts’ Co-Writer Tom Austin!

November 16th, 2012
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    In honor of Royal Teens’ co-founder & “Short Shorts” co-writer Tom Austin’s birthday today, let’s go back to the song that peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958! For a close-up on Tom on drums, it begins around 1:18 on the video! Please join us in wishing Tom Austin a very Happy [...]

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February 17, 2012

Friday Flashback: The Royal Teens Performing ‘Short Shorts’!

February 17th, 2012
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    This week, in 1958, “Short Shorts” by The Royal Teens was climbing up the Billboard Hot 100. The song, co-written by group members Bob Gaudio and Tom Austin, peaked at #3 and remained on the chart for 16 weeks. Does anyone know what TV show is featured on this video?

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November 11, 2011

Check Out Tom Austin’s Interview on the ‘Rockin’ Richard Show’ November 16!

November 11th, 2011
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    Royal Teens’ co-founder Tom Austin will be featured on the “Rockin’ Richard Show” on WNHU this coming Wednesday, November 16, 2001 at 11AM. Tom will be talking about The Royal Teens, Bob Gaudio, The Four Seasons, and more! The show will be taped for replay on the same day in the evening at 6PM and [...]

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November 8, 2011

Royal Teens Tom Austin’s New Book: Bill Miller’s Riviera: America’s Showplace in Fort Lee, New Jersey!

November 8th, 2011
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    Royal Teens co-founder, “Short Shorts” co-writer, and artist Tom Austin has an exciting new project! He has co-authored a book with sociologist Ron Kase that pays tribute to Fort Lee, New Jersey’s famed Riviera nightclub! Check out details of this fantastic new book: Where did Frank Sinatra, Mickey Mantle, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ava Gardner and [...]

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