Donald Riggio‘s life was set to a rock and roll soundtrack, so its no wonder his novels would follow suit. The Bronx-born author has just published the third in a series of novels using the first decade (or so) of rock and roll as a backdrop. The novels have even spawned an original song, “Bouncing
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Stars of the 60s come to Stafford!
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 PMStafford Centre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford TX 77477
Phone: (281) 208-6900
Stars of the Sixties return to the Stafford Centre…
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap and Gary Lewis & the Playboys together for one night only.
Tickets on sale 7/24 for past buyers and 7/27 to the general public.
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Beginning with “Woman, Woman” in 1967, Gary’s first 5 releases went gold and he went on to sell more records in 1968 than any other recording act – including The Beatles. On the strength of “Young Girl”, “This Girl is a Woman Now”, “Lady Willpower” and “Over You”, he toured the world, performed at the White House for royalty and appeared on more than 50 television shows and specials. In 2001, Gary appeared on a special for PBS television that still airs to this day. In a single year, he’ll frequently visit over 100 cities around the world, but on November 9th, he’ll be right here in Stafford.
Gary Lewis and The Playboys – The comedy antics of his father, Jerry Lewis, skyrocketed him to fame when he was just barely out of his teens, but in 1965 Gary Lewis & the Playboys released their first single, “This Diamond Ring” and it went straight to number one. That same year, Gary was Cash Box magazine’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”, winning the honor over other nominees including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. An enviable string of hits followed – “Count Me In”, “Save Your Heart For Me”, “Everybody Loves A Clown”, “She’s Just My Style”, “Sure Gonna Miss Her”, and many more. He was the only artist during the 60s to have his first 7 releases reach Billboard’s Top 10. Gary still sounds just like his records and tells the stories only he can tell – growing up in Hollywood, becoming one of the biggest rock stars of the sixties and touring the world with hits everyone knows and loves. We are proud to have him coming to Stafford, Texas by special arrangement for one night only!
Presented by Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
Tickets on sale Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10am