NorthFork Theatre At Westbury
'Hot Autumn Night' October 21
Tommy James, Turtles, Grass Roots On Bill
Live Nation presents a special HOT AUTUMN NIGHT starring Tommy James & The Shondells, The Turtles, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury Saturday, October 21st. With each band celebrating 40 years or more since their first records topped the charts, this Hot Autumn Night is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS are a Rock n' Roll group founded by by 12 year old Thomas Jackson as The Shondells in 1958. "Hanky Panky" was first recorded in 1964, released again in 1965 and by 1966, the song had become their first number one record due to its popularity in Pittsburgh. More than 30 Hot 100 hits followed including "I Think We're Alone Now," "Mony Mony," "Crimson & Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion," and "Draggin' the Line." He has had 23 Gold Singles, 9 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold more than 100 million records. Currently celebrating his 40th Anniversary, Tommy James has released a new album, HOLD THE FIRE.
Howard Kaylan ("Eddie") and Mark Volman ("Flo" aka "Phlorescent Leech") were the original founding members of the sixties pop group THE TURTLES. Founded in 1962, it wasn't until the summer of '65 that they topped the charts with a cover of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe. After The Turtles dissolved, Kaylan and Volman first joined the Mothers of Invention as "Phlorescent Leech & Eddie." They later performed under the moniker of
Flo & Eddie, recorded albums, and also appeared as backup singers for T. Rex and Ray Manzarek under these names. In 1987, Kaylan and Volman appeared (as The Turtles) in a new music video of their song "Happy Together" promoting the romantic comedy "Making Mr. Right"(1987), starring John Malkovich. Very few rock performers have remained as vital from the 1960s through the 2000s as have Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. Among their more popular hits are "It Ain't Me Babe," "She'd Rather Be With Me," "Elenore," and "You Showed Me." Also celebrating their 40th Anniversary, The Grass Roots were a highly successful band that existed between 1966 and 1975 as the brainchild of songwriting duo of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri.
The group went through two line-up changes before Rob Grill joined the group as their lead vocalist in 1967. The Grass Roots featuring Rob Grill had a number of hits including "Let's Live For Today," "Midnight Confessions," "Wait A Million Years," "Temptation Eyes," "Sooner Or Later" and "Two Divided By Love."
In their career, The Grass Roots achieved two platinum albums, two gold albums, thirteen gold singles and charted singles a total of twenty-nine times. Between 1967 and 1972, The Grass Roots were on the Billboard charts 307 straight weeks.
They have sold over 20 million records worldwide.