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Rock & Roll Legends Let the Good Times Roll at the Puyallup Fair Sept. 16th
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees;
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie and The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill
Puyallup, WA, April 21, 2006 – Singing to the oldies on the radio is a definite sign that you can’t miss the Rock & Roll Legends concert at the Puyallup Fair on Saturday Sept. 16, featuring four popular acts that have combined to sell over 140 million albums. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will bring back “I’m Henry the VIII, I am” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” while Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will sing “I’m a Believer” and “I Think We’re Alone Now,” while The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will have everyone singing along to “Happy Together,” and The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill will showcase many of their hit songs, including “Temptation Eyes.”
The Legends Show is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Puyallup Fair’s 2006 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers on Saturday, April 29 at 11 am. Ticket prices are $15 reserved infield plus Fair admission; and free grandstand seating plus Fair admission. Free grandstand is based on first come, first seated, and no tickets are issued.
In 1965 Herman’s Hermits outsold every recording act in the world – including The Beatles – thanks to smash hits like “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” and “There’s A Kind of Hush (All Over The World).” Peter Noone, who is “Herman,” had his first No. 1 record at the age of 15. The group sold over 52 million records, recorded 23 Top 20 hits, and were the highest grossing act and biggest record sellers in the world for two years in a row (1965-66). Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is still going strong today.
Prior to being known as Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, this child actor was known as Micky Braddock of the TV series, “Circus Boy,” which aired on NBC from 1956-58. Micky continued to star on television shows, while also learning to play the guitar. Out of 400 applicants, only three others were selected to join Micky as the Monkees. Since he was hired as an actor to play the role of a singing drummer on TV, he immediately went to work to learn the craft. The Monkees debut single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” with Micky on lead vocals hit the charts in 1966 and rocketed to No. 1. Two days later the television show debuted on NBC, spawning strong viewership and a string of songs. Their first four albums reached No. 1, with three consecutive No. 1 singles: “Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer.” The group’s first five albums also went gold.
When the British Invasion hit the shores of America in 1964, California saxophone players Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman set aside their instruments and renamed their band The Turtles. Their debut single, an arrangement of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” moved swiftly to a position in the national Top 5. Hits like “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” and their signature song, “Happy Together” were among the Top 20 records The Turtles performed between 1965 and 1970. When the group disbanded, the duo, now known as Flo & Eddie joined forces with other groups, as well as having a 2+ year stint as NYC’s hottest afternoon DJs on K-ROCK, Manhattan’s largest classic rock station. They’ve been comedy writers at NBC and record producers, but their true love is being The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie.
On Independence Day in 1982 The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill performed in Washington, D.C. for 600,000 people – setting the all-time attendance record for a one-act U.S. concert. During a six-year period (1967-72), The Grass Roots set a record for being on the Billboard charts an unbelievable 307 straight weeks. With songs like “Midnight Confessions,” “Let’s Live For Today,” and “Sooner or Later” to their credit, The Grass Roots have sold over 20 million records worldwide.
In addition to tickets for the Rock & Roll Legends concert, tickets for Switchfoot’s concert at the Puyallup Fair on Wednesday, September 13th will also go on sale April 29th at 11 am. Additional Puyallup Fair concert dates will be announced in the very near future.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, including Fred Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster’s website at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase tickets in person at the Ticketmaster Ticket Center at the Fairgrounds.
The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 8-24, 2006 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.
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