The date was December 4, 1965. Carl Perkins and his band were hunkered down at Sun Records for a recording session that included a not-yet-famous piano player named Jerry Lee Lewis. (Lewis’ first Sun release was on the way, but it would be another 7 months before he would have his first national hit.) Johnny
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The Grass Roots & The Cyrkle at the Riviera Theatre
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 PMRiviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center
67 Webster Street
N Tonawanda NY 14120
Phone: (716) 692-2413
In the entire history of rock and roll, only 9 bands have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. The band charted 29 singles, 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. For almost 50 years they have been one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations across the country with over 20 million records sold worldwide. Hits include “Midnight Confessions”, “Temptation Eyes”, “I’d Wait a Million Years”, “Live for Today”, “Sooner or Later” and dozens more. The Grass Roots will be joined by The Cyrkle (“Red Rubber Ball”, “Turn Down Day”), recently reunited after a 50-year-absence and fan favorites The Shades of Blue (“Oh How Happy”).
The show will open up with Motown favorites, The Shades of Blue (“Oh How Happy”). Presented by Scotty Productions in association with Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!