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Stars of the 1960s return to the Peabody Auditorium on February 2, 2018
Daytona Beach, FL - Some of the biggest rock and roll hits of the sixties with reverberate within the Peabody Auditorium on February 2nd and singing them, you’ll find the original artists who recorded them. “There’s something about the music of the 1960s that can transport you instantly,” says producer Joe Mirrione who has been presenting similar shows at the Peabody for the last four years. “It’s a trip down memory lane for teenagers of the era and a chance to escape to a simpler time.”
Headlining the show are some of the most recognizable names of the era, each with a lengthy list of top ten hits to their name. Jay & the Americans top the list, back by popular demand after wowing the crowd here in 2015. The group, which features three original members, sings all their hits while weaving together an entertaining mix of music and stories about the people, places and things that propelled their career. Hits include “Cara Mia”, “This Magic Moment”, “Only in America”, “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Come a Little Bit Closer” which just hit the charts again as part of the soundtrack to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
The Brooklyn Bridge will make their Peabody debut, singing their national smashes “Worst That Could Happen”, “Welcome Me Love” (and more) and Gary U.S. Bonds will return to the area for the first time in years. Bonds hit the rock and roll scene with “A Quarter to Three”, “New Orleans” and “School is Out” but gained even more notoriety over the second half of his career when Bruce Springsteen decided to co-produce his comeback album in 1981. The boss wrote for him “This Little Girl” and even sang a duet on another album cut. In a recent Rolling Stone magazine feature, Springsteen called the album his favorite LP ever. Bonds was born in Jacksonville, but will be flying in from his home New York, for this exclusive engagement.
Also appearing on the 2nd will be The Classics IV (“Traces”, “Stormy”, “Spooky”) and The Happenings’ original lead singer Bob Miranda (“See You in September”, “Go Away, Little Girl”, “I Got Rhythm.”)
This Sixties Spectacular, presented by Praia Entertainment Group, comes to the Peabody Auditorium (600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32118) on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are reasonably priced - starting at $39 and with the best seats in the house costing only $59. Many of the artists will be available to meet and greet fans and sign autographs in the lobby after the show. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Peabody box office, on-line by visiting www.PopRockConcerts.com or by phone by calling 386-671-3460.
The Local Report