Greg Topper was born in Los Angeles and started
playing the piano by ear when he was eight. He knows over 500 songs and has
never had a single music lesson. His specialties are Fats Domino, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. His song list, however,
spans from the 50’s right through the 70’s.
His first real gig was at The Tamasha
Club in Anaheim in 1961 with his band called The Crescents. Ever
since, he has played continuously (and primarily) in Orange County
for 46 years!
He has played his rock ‘n’ roll show at
The Red Onion (1 year), Isadore’s (1 year), Sheraton Newport (2
years), Sheraton Anaheim (6 years), Airporter Inn — now The Atrium
(14 years), The Crazy Horse (28 times) and currently at The Village
Inn (6 years).
The long-extended engagements are
testimony to his success at keeping a high volume of bar business.
He is most proud of all the charity
events he has performed to help raise money. He has done galas for
Alzheimers, Cystic Fibrosis, Lupus and many more. He is also the
Founder and President of The Orange County Musicians Foundation,
Inc., which raises money for local OC musicians and their families
who have no medical insurance and have catastrophic needs.
Greg has also played twice in Hawaii for
extended periods as well as Las Vegas. He also performed in the
Warner Bros. movie ‘HOOPER’ with Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.
Greg also recently produced a sold-out
show featuring one of his all-time-favorites, Jackie DeShannon. He
also played with The Associations in OC.
Topper has performed with such greats as
Roy Orbison, The Righteous Brothers, The Turtles, Jose Feliciano,
Charlie Daniels, Little Richard, Jackie DeShannon and Dick Dale.
"Greg Topper is OC's King of
Rock 'n' Roll" -
Titan Magazine, Cal State Fullerton
"Absolutely the best Rock 'n' Roll
performer around" - Orange County Register
"Rock 'n' Roll King of Orange County" -
Orange County Weekly
"Orange County's King of Rock 'n' Roll"
"Rock 'n' Roll entertainer
extraordinaire" - LA Times
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