Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records may very well be the true founder of The Drifters Ertegun was the driving force behind Atlantic’s success with Solomon Burke, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. He convinced Crosby, Stills and Nash to join up with Neil Young. He discovered The
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Stars of the Sixties in Saint Petersburg
Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30 PMThe Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701
Phone: (914) 233-3856
Stars of the Sixties are coming to St. Petersburg for one night only! Jay & the Americans take the stage singing all their hits with original members Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane and Marty Sanders joined by powerhouse lead Jay Reincke… “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Walkin’ in the Rain,” “Only in America,” “She Cried,” “Let’s Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)” and more. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. They’ll be joined by 3 more of the era’s biggest hit-makers. Gary Lewis & the Playboys started their career in 1965 at the top of the charts with “This Diamond Ring” and then, in total, his first 7 releases hit Billboard’s Top 10 – among them “Count Me In,” “Save Your Heart For Me,” “Everybody Loves A Clown,” “She’s Just My Style,” and “Sure Gonna Miss Her.” Gary still sounds just like his records and tells the stories only he can tell – growing up in Hollywood the son of one of the most famous stars on the planet, becoming one of the biggest rock stars of the sixties and touring the world with hits everyone knows and loves.
Plus… The Cyrkle, reunited with their original lead singer after 50 years (“Red Rubber Ball,” “Turn Down Day”), The Vogues (“Turn Around, Look at Me,” “You’re the One,” “5 o’Clock World,” “My Special Angel”) and PBS-TV star Chris Ruggiero singing all your 60s favorites. A Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp production.