One of D.C.s most active bands in the 1960s, the Newports reorganized in 2001, and have been active again since playing for clubs and private affairs. The current lineup includes two original members plus six other veteran performers. The Newports play vintage rock n roll at its very best, with great heart and authenticity, and feature numerous classic hits of the 50s and 60s. Read more about the Newports today, and see recent photos of the band. Also see our schedule of upcoming events, our news page, and wed love to hear from you if youd like to contact the band about playing for your event. Thanks -- and we hope you enjoy our site!

Don't Miss the Newports at Hershey's Restaurant in Gaithersburg,
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Newports Photos from the '60s and Band History

We now have a large photo gallery posted featuring numerous photos of the Newports from the 1960s. Accompanying them is a history of the band and its development from 1961-1968. Also included are posters, flyers, articles, and other memorabilia from this period, plus records with the option to listen. Visit this archive.

Listen to Newports Records from the '60s

You can also listen now to every record the Newports produced in the 1960s, in videos with vintage photos of the band. Included are the bands D.C.-area hits Little Heart and Dont You Ever Mess Around, plus many other vocals and instrumentals recorded between 1961-65, plus some unreleased tracks. Also included is Fort Lauderdale, a Mercury release by Doug Powell on which the Newports played. Go to the directory.
The Newports and Filterettes at The Outta The Way Cafe, May 2011

(L to R, from top) Rob Dyer (drums), Blaine Smith (guitar), Debbie Halverson (vocals), Mike Henley (keyboards), Cal Linley (lead singer), Mike DeGraba (bass), Becky Briggs (vocals), Arlene Jaye (vocals)

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The Newports
Damascus, Maryland


Celebrating Washington, D.C.s Legendary Oldies Band