2007-09-28 / Community

'Hot Autumn Night'At North Fork Theatre 10/20

TOMMY JAMES TOMMY JAMES Live Nation proudly presents "Hot Autumn Night," starring Tommy James and The Shondells, on Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m. The show will feature special guest Micky Dolenz from The Monkees, who will be replacing The Turtles, due to illness. Also appearing at the show will be The Grass Roots, featuring Rob Grill, plus The Buckinghams.

Tommy James is an American pop-rock musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as leader of the 1960s rock band, Tommy James and the Shondells. After a DJ found a copy of James' single "Hanky Panky" in 1965, the song and his career took off. James moved to Pittsburgh in 1966, after "Hanky Panky" became the top-selling single in the nation. He hired a local band named The Raconteurs to become the replacement of the original Shondells (who broke up before "Hanky Panky" took off). From 1967 to 1969, the group turned out hit after hit, many of which made it to the top ten, including "I Think We're Alone Now," "Mony Mony," "Crimson and Clover," and "Sweet Cherry Wine."

To this day, Tommy James has sold over 100 million records. He has been awarded 23 gold singles and nine gold and platinum albums. James has left an indelible mark on his industry and his generation, with credits and longevity as an artist, songwriter, and performer that few have equaled. With the ever-increasing popularity of his music, there seems to be no end in sight.

MICKEY DOLENZ MICKEY DOLENZ Micky Dolenz, who was the drummer and lead vocalist for The Monkees, will join Tommy James and The Shondells at their show at Westbury. Dolenz wrote a few of the band's songs as well as providing the lead vocals for such hits as "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer." Since his days in The Monkees, Dolenz has produced and directed television shows and a play, participated in reunion tours with other ex-Monkees, was a disc jockey at oldies radio station WCBS-FM (101.1) in New York, and continues to perform his music.

Also featured at this incredible show will be The Grass Roots, featuring Rob Grill, as well as The Buckinghams. The Grass Roots are best known for songs like "Let's Live For Today," "Heaven Knows," "Temptation Eyes," and "Bella Linda." The Buckinghams are best known for hits such as "Kind of a Drag," "Don't You Care," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and "Susan."


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