Stories of artists passing on songs which would go on to be mega-hits for other artists abound in the music business. However both The Mystics and The Flamingos share the distinction of having compositions that were written expressly for them swiped at the last minute by artists whose stars were shining just a little bit
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Stars of the Sixties in Fort Myers – 03/21/24
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PMBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers FL 33919
Jay & the Americans return to Fort Myers! With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. “This Magic Moment”, “Only in America”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Let’s Lock the Door”, “Walkin’ in the Rain” and more are on tap for an evening filled with hits and stories only they can tell. The group features original members Sandy Deanne and Marty Sanders joined by their powerhouse lead singer for the last 17 years, Jay Reincke – they are one of the few artists of the era that still boasts 2 original members. Joining them The Classics IV, making their first area appearance in quite some time following night after night of standing ovations on their nationwide tour singing “Traces,” “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Every Day with You Girl” and more! The Shades of Blue will add a little Motown magic singing Motor City hits and their own feel-good anthem “Oh How Happy.” Plus: You asked for him so we’re bringing back PBS-TV star Chris Ruggiero. Chris has been touring the country breathing new life into classic rock and roll tunes, working with the same arranger who created all the hits for Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and selling out shows from New York to Las Vegas. Whether you’re a teenager of the 1960s or just love good music, don’t miss one of the most energetic and fun-filled rock and roll shows you’ll ever see. Presented by Praia Entertainment Group / Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!