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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Firefall & Orleans at the Clermont PAC
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 PMClermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S. Highway 27
Clermont FL 34711
Phone: (352) 394-4800
The year was 1976. It was our country’s bicentennial and patriotism was at an all-time high. Gas was 59 cents a gallon and one of the greatest feel-good movies of all time, “Rocky”, was on the silver screen. The lush guitars and gorgeous harmonies of “Still the One” and “You are the Woman” poured out of every radio in the country. Don’t miss this one-night-only reunion of the original artists who took those records, and dozens more, to the top of the charts. A “first” for the Clermont PAC!
In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Firefall’s commercial success includes three gold albums, two platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You Are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in many movies and television shows. Other hit songs include “Goodbye I Love You”, “Cinderella”, “Strange Way”, “Mexico” and “Just Remember I Love You”. Currently touring with three original members (Jock Bartley, David Muse, Mark Andes), longtime drummer Sandy Ficca and talented newcomer Gary Jones, Firefall continues to make great music for a loyal following and garner new fans at every stop on their tour.
Orleans is best known as the 70s pop-rock band that brought you the iconic hits “Still the One”, “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time”. Now entering it’s 41st year of live performances, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16 albums and several DVDs. Co-founder Lance Hoppen (brother of the late co-founder Larry Hoppen), along with long-standing members Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Charlie Morgan were recently re-joined by co-founder John Hall (who had been on sabbatical as a US Congressman) in order to finish with dignity and integrity what had been started 40 years prior. Orleans is – now more than ever – ready, willing and able to forge ahead and keep on bringing down the house everywhere they go.
Back to ‘76 is produced by Praia Entertainment Group (producers of the Clermont PAC’s wildly popular “Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!” and Motown Christmas concert events.)
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