Stars Come Out At Westbury In June
With an extensive and distinctive recording career including seven platinum albums to his credit, Dan Fogelberg has established himself as one of the most vital, uplifting and honest voices in American popular music today. He will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com.
Fogelberg will be releasing a brand new studio record on May 20, called Full Circle. In more than twenty five years of record-making, Dan Fogelberg has created a body of work of exceptional honesty, intelligence and sheer emotion. Such classics tunes as "The Power of Gold," "Longer," "Same Auld Lang Syne" and "Language of Love" have won Fogelberg an enduring and devoted audience. His 1998 release on Giant Records, No Resemblance Whatsoever, was the sequel to his 1978 release with Tim Weisberg, Twin Sons Of Different Mothers. This album is his second venture into world-accented music; the first was his successful masterpiece, River of Souls. Epic Legacy released a very special four CD boxed set of his music, Portrait — The Music of Dan Fogelberg - 1972-1997, which features 62 of his musical creations.
The Four Kings featuring Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Ben E. King, and Lloyd Price will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Saturday, June 14th at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com.
Jerry "The Iceman" Butler founded, along with Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions in 1957. He left for his solo career in autumn of 1958. His three #1 hits were "He Will Break Your Heart," "Hey, Western Union Man," and "Only The Strong Survive." Other Top 10 hits include "For Your Precious Love," "Never Give You Up," "Moody Woman," and "What’s The Use of Breaking Up." Butler was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and he is the chairman of the Rhythm & Blues foundation.
Gene Chandler put songs into the top 40 between 1962 and 1970. But, he is known all over the world as the "Duke of Earl," which was his first hit. "Duke of Earl" topped the pop and R&B charts in 1962 and sold a million copies in just over one month. "Rainbow ’65," "Get Down," "Nothing Can Stop Me," and "I Fooled You This Time" were some of his other Top 10 hits.
Ben E. King was a singer/songwriter for The Drifters from 1959 to 1960. During that time he wrote the #1 hit "There Goes My Baby." In May 1960, King went solo and hit #1 with "Stand By Me" and "Supernatural Thing." King was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and he is a Rhythm & Blues Pioneer-Award recipient.
Lloyd Price wrote "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" in 1952 as a commercial for a local radio station and it went on to become a #1 R&B hit. Price is best known for his major R&B hits "Stagger Lee" and "Personality." Price was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and is a recipient of the Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Award.