THE ‘HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR’ CELEBRATING 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SIX CLASSIC BANDS AT DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND
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DEADWOOD, S.D. (01/14/19) – Six bands that shaped the world of rock-n-roll in the 60’s and 70’s will make a tour stop at Deadwood Mountain Grand on Sunday, August 25the at 7pm. The ‘Happy Together Tour – 2019’ will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, the Classics IV and The Cowsills.
Very few rock performers have remained as vital through the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s as have Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman of The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie. Though many remember their 1967 hit, "Happy Together," the Turtles were one of the more enjoyable American pop groups of the '60s, moving from folk-rock inspired by the Byrds to a sparkling fusion of Zombies-inspired chamber pop and straight-ahead, good-time pop reminiscent of the Lovin' Spoonful.
The band’s music was infused with beautiful vocal harmonies courtesy of dual front-men Kaylan and Volman. Though they hit number one in 1967 with the infectious "Happy Together," the Turtles scored more hits throughout their career including “Elenor”, “You Showed Me”, “She’d Rather Be With Me”, “It Aint Me Babe,” and more.
Chuck Negron, formerly the voice of Three Dog Night, has been captivating audiences for over five decades with his iconic vocals, unique humor and brilliant storytelling. His catalog of hits are timeless and appeal to music fans of all ages. Negron was the voice behind such Three Dog Night hits such as “Joy To The World”, “Old Fashioned Love Song”, “One” and “Try A Little Tenderness” among others.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap are another group that shaped rock and roll music in the 60’s and 70’s. Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice had garnered him six consecutive Gold Records with signature hits such as “Young Girl”, “Lady Willpower”, “This Girl Is A Woman Now” and many more. He has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House.
From Chicago's Holiday Ballroom to America's living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Buckinghams have stayed true to their Chicago roots. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for the music of The Buckinghams, proving that success is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories.
The trademark opening horn notes on their #1 hit, "Kind of a Drag" became a signature of the Chicago horn sound as identifiable as The Buckinghams themselves. While "Kind of a Drag" was still at the top of the charts, USA Records quickly released 12 earlier-recorded tracks, including "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," which climbed the charts alongside Columbia's first release, "Don't You Care." In 1967, The Buckinghams recorded in Columbia's New York and Los Angeles studios, in between more than 300 tour dates. With 3 chart hits at one time on 2 labels, in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them "The Most Listened to Band in America."
The real-life inspiration behind the hit television series The Partridge Family, the Cowsills -- comprised of teen siblings Bill, Bob, Barry, John, Susan, and Paul in tandem with mother Barbara -- were one of the biggest pop acts of the late '60s, scoring a series of hits including "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" and "Hair" with their angelic harmonies and sun-kissed melodies.
“What a way to finish the Kool Deadwood Nites weekend than with six of the most famous rock and roll bands of the 60’s and 70’s,” said Susan Kightlinger, General Manager at Deadwood Mountain Grand. “This is going to be a show to remember.”
Tickets go on sale to Grand Rewards members on Tuesday, January 15th and to the general public on Friday, January 18th and will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office -- The Company Store -- or at ticketmaster.com.
Beware of third party websites, ticketmaster.com is the only online ticket distributor for Deadwood Mountain Grand. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements can be made by calling 877-907-GRAND. For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605.559.0386.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, is the restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, has a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500-seat entertainment-and-event center, two restaurants and a multi-level parking garage.