Tom Austin is one of the original members of THE ROYAL TEENS, a big sensation in early Rock & Roll. Not only will you have a great time listening to their music, but the stories they can tell about 50s-60s era of music and their experiences. This will be an incredible night of fun and fabulous music. We thank our event sponsors, LONG RUN WEALTH ADVISORS for underwriting the show. For more info on THE ROYAL TEENS, visit their website: THEROYALTEENS.
Here’s an excerpt from their website:
“The term "Short Shorts" was the description two teenage boys had given to the cutoff jeans the teenage girls were wearing during the summer of 1957. The two teenage boys that came up with that term were Bob Gaudio of The Royal Teens, Four Seasons and Jersey Boys fame and Tom Austin, Royal Teens' drummer and co-writer of the song "Short Shorts."
On that musically fateful afternoon, Gaudio and Austin were driving up Washington Avenue in Bergenifield, New Jersey in Tom Austin's red and white 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, trying to figure out what to call the latest song they had written for their Rock and Roll band known as The Royal Teens. Just then, two girls came strutting out of Luhmann's (the local teenage sweet shop) wearing cutoff jeans that were cut so short they were almost illegal. Gaudio and Austin both looked at each other and instantly knew that their new song would forever be called ‘SHORT SHORTS.’”