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The Campbellock Timeline
Donald Odell Campbell was born
January 8th 1951.
Don Creates The Campbellock
19 yr. old Don Campbell created the dance “The Campbellock” at LA Trade Technical College in Downtown LA. He was trying to do a dance called “The Robot Shuffle” but ended up creating his own dance instead.
Don Campbell developed his dance in the Nightclubs all across Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. Dancing in 2-3 dance contests a night all over the Southland.
Ban from Soul Train
“The Campbellock” Dancers
Together with manager Toni Basil, they puts together a group of dancers for a TV special on ABC. Called “The Campbellockers”, this group danced as back up for Recording Artist Roberta Flack. The following dancers performed in this show:
Don Campbell, Toni Basil, Leo Williamson, Bill Williams, Gregory Pope, Fawn Quinone, Fred Berry, Deney Terrio and
These dancers would go on to form the group “The Campbellock” Dancers.
Don re-injured his knee and requires another surgery, which caused him to miss several shows with his new group, Adolfo “Shabadoo” Quinones was added as an alternate while Don was out.
Premiering on “The Carol Burnett Show”