Starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
The Happy Together Tour of 2014 is once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up; but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967’s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases.
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, became a founding member of the group in 1967. While Chuck was with Three Dog Night they had a phenomenal 18 consecutive top 20 hits, 21 top 40 hits, 8 top 10 hits and 4 number one hits – not to mention 5 top 10 albums and 11 top 20 albums. Some of their hits include “One” (Is the Loneliest Number), “Lady Samantha,” “Old Fashioned Love Song,” “Eli’s Coming,” and “Pieces of April.” Discover why Negron and Three Dog Night had the whole world singing “Joy to the World.”
It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis and The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, they took their first single, “This Diamond Ring” straight to number one. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as “Save Your Heart For Me,” “Everybody Loves A Clown,” “She’s Just My Style,” “Sure Gonna Miss Her,” and many more. In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”, winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. You’ll want to say “Count Me In” for this live show!
Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) IS the engine that took the original Grand Funk Railroad, one of rock music’s most successful groups, to the top of the charts. As their lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principle songwriter the group made a beeline to rock stardom following their show-stealing performance before 180,000 people at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969.
High octane, turbo, high performance, super charged Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels didn’t need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock ‘n’ roll that would roar out of Detroit
Don’t miss out on tickets to this compilation of some of the best music of the 60s! So “invest a dime,” and “imagine how the world could be so very fine” with tickets to the Happy Together Tour 2014!
The Turtles website
Chuck Negron website
Gary Lewis & The Playboys website
Mark Farner website
Mark Ryder & The Detroit Wheels website
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