For those seeking a break from the tumult and turmoil that seems to dominate the broadcast news and headlines, one impresario is suggesting you consider escaping, not to another place, but to another time. “There’s something about the music of the 1960s that can transport you instantly,” says Joe Mirrione who has been presenting oldies shows all over the country for the last several years, including a blockbuster that packed the Fox last year starring Jay & the Americans. “By once again bringing some of the greatest pop-rock singers of the era to the Fox Tucson, we’re giving Arizonans a place to come to remember a kinder, calmer, simpler time. It’s a great escape!”
On April 8, 2017, the historic Fox will play host to a cavalcade of stars whose music filled the airwaves during the sixties. Headlining the show are some of the most recognizable names of the era, each with a lengthy list of top ten hits to their name. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap headline, with songs like “Young Girl”, “Woman, Woman”, “Lady Willpower”, “Over You” and “This Girl is a Woman Now”. During the British Invasion, Gary and company frequently went toe-to-toe with chart-toppers by the Beatles – and won. As a matter of fact, in 1968, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap sold more records than any other recording artist, including the mop-tops. Gary is one of a few artists whose ﬁrst ﬁve releases went gold, an accomplishment not even Elvis can claim. Over the years, Gary has made more than 50 television appearances and routinely performs over 100 concerts a year, but he hasn’t been in the Tucson area in many years.
In addition to Puckett and company, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester will appear on the 8th, singing all the hits on which he sang and played with The Hollies, and more. From rockers like “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” and “Bus Stop” to the power-ballads “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and “The Air That I Breathe,” Terry will cover all the musical bases.
The Vogues will round out the evening’s cavalcade of sixties stars, with songs like “You’re the One”, “Five o’Clock World”, “Turn Around, Look at Me” and “My Special Angel.” The Pittsburgh vocal group has toured the world and been on every television show imaginable from the Ed Sullivan Show to the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. They still sound every bit as good as they did when their records were climbing the charts and they’re still fronted by original lead singer Bill Burkette.
This sixties spectacular, presented by Praia Entertainment Group, comes to the Fox Tucson (17 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701) on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 PM.