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DEADWOOD, S.D. (10/28/19) – Six bands that shaped the world of rock-n-roll in the 60’s and 70’s will make a return tour stop at Deadwood Mountain Grand on Sunday, August 30th. The ‘Happy Together Tour – ‘2020’ featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Association, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders), The Vogues 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.
In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival - the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60’s, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song – ‘Goodbye Columbus’. The band has received 7 Grammy nominations including Rock & Roll Group Performance, Rock & Roll Recording and Vocal Group Performance for ‘Cherish’ as well as Contemporary Album for ‘Insight Out’, Contemporary Vocal Group for ‘Windy’ and Group Vocal Performance for ‘Never My Love’.
The Association has also received RIAA certifications for 6 gold and 3 platinum records. Their album, ‘The Association Greatest Hits’ (Warner Brothers) is now double platinum and continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.
Harmony-pop vocal group the Vogues were formed in 1960 by lead baritone Bill Burkette, baritone Don Miller, first tenor Hugh Geyer, and second tenor Chuck Blasko, who were all high school friends from Turtle Creek, PA. Originally dubbed the Val-Aires, the foursome eventually signed to the tiny Co & Ce label, reaching the number four spot in the autumn of 1965 with "You're the One"; The Vogues' most memorable hit, the classic "Five O'Clock World," cracked the Top Five before the year ended as well. Two more Top 40 entries, "Magic Town" and "The Land of Milk and Honey," followed in 1966, and when the group resurfaced in 1968 with the Top Ten smash "Turn Around, Look at Me," they had jumped to major label Reprise. The single, the Vogues' lone million-seller, anticipated the lighter, more sophisticated approach of subsequent hits like "My Special Angel," "Till," and "No, Not Much."
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, October 29th 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.