2007-08 nostalgia concert series
The 2007-08 Nostalgia Concert Series includes Tony Orlando, 1964-The Tribute, The Colors of Christmas; the Drifters & the Diamonds, Bobby Goldsboro and Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.
No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars, Tony and America recently celebrated the 27th anniversary of his recording of “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.” Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe’s Café), Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.
A string of hits continued for Tony including “Sweet Gypsy Rose,” “He Don’t Love You,” “Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally,” “Cupid,” “Steppin’ Out” (“Gonna Boogie Tonight”) and “Mornin’ Beautiful.” Orlando then set his sights on television which resulted in his highly rated weekly variety series on CBS. Breaking new ground, it was the first multi-ethnic variety show on television. Orlando, of Hispanic and Greek origins, and Hopkins and Wilson, African Americans, were an instant hit. The show, which ran from 1973 to 1977, welcomed the biggest names in show business each week as Tony’s guests, including his boyhood idols, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Lewis.
1964...THE TRIBUTE has the title as "Best Beatles Tribute Band on Earth." This famous 4 has performed their magical reenactment internationally for more than 20 years. The group announced a record breaking eighth concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall in January of 2008. They remain the only tribute act ever to play that hallowed venue. 1964 has performed at such illustrious places as the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver where they outdrew The Beatles by 2000 fans 40 years later.
The performance, professionalism, and musicianship make the illusion complete. 1964...The Tribute creates MAGIC!" ...DICK CLARK
The Colors of Christmas- Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters & the Diamonds
Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters are the longest running band in pop history still performing live and enjoying over 50 hits world-wide. Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters achieved phenomenal chart success with hits such as "Under The Boardwalk", "On Broadway", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "There Goes My Baby" and "Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies". Also during 1994, The Drifters performed live at the White House by personal invitation of President Bill Clinton. So successful was their visit that he asked them back!
It's been over Fifty years since THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin'. The song continues to sell worldwide and to date has sold over 20 million copies. THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience by performing in a myriad of surroundings, including: with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on tours around the world. Sponsored by Lumbee Guaranty Bank and Pates Supply Company.
Bobby Goldsboro, the songwriter has received twenty-seven B.M.I. awards. He started out in the early sixties as a guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison and eventually toured with The Beatles. In 1964 Bobby started his solo career by recording the first of a string of sixteen top-forty hits, “See the Funny Little Clown.” In one of his first concert bookings he opened for the Rolling Stones on their first U.S. tour! One million-selling hits followed, setting the stage for 1968 and the classic, “Honey,” which became the largest-selling record in the world! “Watching Scotty Grow,” “Little Green Apples” and “With Pen in Hand” have also become classics.
1973 brought Bobby his own nationally syndicated television show, which ran for three successful seasons and became the highest rated variety show in syndication in the ‘70’s. Bobby now has a dozen videos and ten best-selling children’s books on the market, yet he has found the time to show his versatility by writing, orchestrating and performing the music for several best-selling audio books, among them William Peter Blatty’s classic, “The Exorcist.”
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
Grammy Awards Winner, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers proved there is harmony in family as they travel from dusty west Texas stages, to the White House. Larry, Steve, and Rudy have performed together since childhood, when they sang in church and on several local Texas television shows. Oldest brother, Larry, broke new ground for the family with a solo deal in Nashville in 1972, and shortly after invited his brothers, Steve and Rudy to join him on backup. Within two years Larry had a #1 hit with "Sweet Becky Walker," followed by next year with Grammy Award winning "Broken Lady."
The brothers have produced more than a dozen Top 40 hits, including; "One Day Closer," "She Used To Be Somebody’s Baby," "The Lady Takes The Cowboy Every Time," and ACM Single of the Year Award Winner, "All The Gold In California." Throughout the '80s, the Gatlin Brothers ran up a string of 15 Top 40 hits, including " Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)," " Denver," "The Lady Takes the Cowboy Everytime," and "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby."
*$20 seats for each show may be limited visibility (obstructed view), depending on the set up of the stage for each individual show and this is not determined until the stage is set day of show. These seats are in sections 1, 5 , 6 & 14.
Updated: Friday, June 20, 2008
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