Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coming Up!

Here are a few upcoming events that you may wish to check out ...

Here's the token reminder I always send out the week of my gigs.
In this case it's actually not a gig, it's the first-ever public screening of the Paul Surratt film BOB LIND Perspective.
(Info and review of the film here:
If you don't live in the area and can't get there, don't slash your wrists in despair. The DVD is available for sale at the cheapo-cheapo price of 20 bucks.
(Click the above link to purchase.)
If you ARE interested in coming, here are the details:
Friday, Sept 24, 2010

Bob Lind PERSPECTIVE Screening followed by Q & A with Bob & others in the film. Center for Spiritual Living
2 SW 12th Ave
Boca Raton, FL
Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets: $5
Wine & refreshments served.
DVDs will be on sale for a one-time discounted price of $15.
Bob will also autograph them.
Info and directions: 561-368-8248
Bob Lind
We've got an awful lot of readers down in Florida ... hope some of you can make it out to the show and report back to us! (kk)

Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furray are reforming as Buffalo Springfield for the first time in 42 years for a concert
this fall. The three original members of the '60s folk-rock group will be reuniting for a performance during Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California, according to Young, Stills and Furray are the only surviving members of Buffalo Springfield's initial lineup. Bassist Dave Palmer died in 2004 and drummer Dewey Martin died last year. There's no word on who will fill those slots, or if the band will perform as an acoustic trio. (We've since heard that Jim Messina, who replaced Dave Palmer after the band's first two albums, will also be performing that night. Messina, of course, went on to greater fame as one have of the Loggins and Messina duo in the '70's. kk)
The last time Buffalo Springfield played a public show was in 1968 (they once performed privately at Stills' house in 1986). There was talk of a reunion tour, but Young wasn't interested. Subsequently, Martin and Palmer brought in other members and toured as Buffalo Springfield Revisited.

Kent ...
We're included in a great show this weekend at The Allentown Symphony Hall in Allentown Pa ... Saturday, September 25th.
If any of the F.H. readers are in this area, grab a ticket and stop on out and catch the show, then stop and say hello!
Mitch Schecter / The Rip Chords

Also this weekend is the final night of the Happy Together Again Tour ... on Sunday, September 26th, you can catch The Buckinghams, Rob Grill and The Grass Roots, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders) and The Turtles (aka Flo and Eddie) at The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pamona, California. The tour was a HUGE success this year (and they're already making plans for next year's event!) If you're in the area, consider this one a night of "can't miss" entertainment! (kk)

And don't forget Micky Dolenz is coming back to the Chicagoland area in October, sharing the bill with Peter Noone at The Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana. (We recently gave away a pair of tickets to a lucky Forgotten Hits Reader!) That's a show we're really looking forward to!

The Willowbrook Ballroom Presents Shake, Rattle And Roll:
At The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Avenue
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Saturday, October 2nd, at 7 PM
The Del Souls It's Her Party! Lesley Gore Joins Million Dollar Quartet For One Night Only
Sixties musical icon Lesley Gore will sit in with Broadway’s
Million Dollar Quartet for one night only on September 24. She will join Eddie Clendening (as Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (as Johnny Cash), Levi Kreis (as Jerry Lee Lewis), Rob Lyons (as Carl Perkins), Hunter Foster (as Sun Records’ Sam Phillips) and Elizabeth Stanley (Dyanne) on stage for a special performance during the show’s finale. Gore is a singer / songwriter whose songs include “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s A Fool,” “That’s the Way Boys Are,” “Maybe I Know,” “You Don’t Own Me” and her classic smash hit, “It’s My Party.”
Inspired by the famed December 4, 1956, recording session that brought together four rock icons, Million Dollar Quartet recreates the historic day in the Memphis Sun Records studio when Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins took part in an impromptu jam session. The show includes some of the actual songs that were performed on the day as well as standards for the quartet including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.”
Kent ...
My question is why? Wouldn't it be a better idea to get Jerry Lee Lewis as a guest, since he's the only member of the quartet still alive.
Frank B.
I'm not sure what this is all about ... having just recently seen this production, I know that there is a significant female lead to the story ... but it looks like Elizabeth Stanley will still be playing that role for this special performance. (Maybe Lesley's gonna do a walk-on as Sam Phillips' Grandmother or something!) Hey, it'll be GREAT to hear her perform a few of her biggest hits ... and, as a "special encore", it should be a real treat ... but what ANY of this has to do with ANYTHING related to "The Million Dollar Quartet" is beyond me! She would have been all of about ten years old when this studio event took place.
That being said, if you haven't already seen it, "The Million Dollar Quartet" is a REAL fun night of musical entertainment ... albeit it a COMPLETELY fictionalized account of what really went on that day. (Truth be told, they didn't "perform" anything even remotely resembling their hits that night ... if anything, the evening had much more of a gospel / church sermon feel to it ... but this is a GREAT excuse to showcase the talents of these four up-and-coming, rising stars. Highly recommended. (kk)

On December 4th, The Ides Of March will be performing their very special Christmas Concert at The Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles, Illinois. More information can be found here:
Click here: Norris Cultural Arts Center
(Watch for more of your Ides Of March comments this weekend on The Forgotten Hits Web Page!) kk

Hi Kent!
Put us back on the list!
We use your website all the time at koolgold101.5fm
Where we're all keeping the oldies alive!
My dear Friend and fellow Fargo, ND native, Bobby Vee, along with Brian Hyland, and the Shirelles will be at our Big Classic Car show this Friday night. It will be Rockin'.
Gary Weber
("Life is hard, Radio is Harder")
God Bless - Keep the Faith
Interestingly enough, when I spoke to John Rook the other night he had just visited with Bobby Vee and attended one of his concerts in Spokane ... sounds like it was one hell of a show. (Bobby performs with two of his sons these days and we've heard nothing but good things about their rockin' band.)

Meanwhile, here in Chicago, we've got Matthew and Gunnar Nelson coming next month with their tribute to THEIR father, Ricky Nelson. (We've heard really good things about this show ... a couple of our readers caught this tribute when it played out on the East Coast ... Gunnar Nelson was on the air with Jeff James the other day on Y103.9 and explained that it's a two hour show jammed packed with Ricky's music ... along with video clips from various stages of his career ... sounds like you'll be able to watch Little Ricky grow up right before your eyes on the big screen backdrop, featuring HUNDREDS of Ozzie and Harriett video clips!
Tickets are still available for this show, too, at the Arcada Theatre on October 1st. Be sure to visit their website for more information.
Click here: The Arcada Theatre

Hi Kent (and the Forgotten Hits Crew!)
I have had an amazing summer and have not been in contact with you all for a while.
One awesome event this summer was a live Radio and U-Stream broadcast from Rock Con at the Meadowlands in NJ. Now the fall is here and this Halloween I will be in Indiana with some of the greats of music history ... Diamond Dave Somerville of the Diamonds, and Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley's Comets for the Rewind Monster Jam Sock Hop.
If some of your readers are in the area and plan to come out to see the show, please let me know by e-mail. (My e-mail is and now with over 10 million hits on my web site )I will also be in Indiana this Sunday, September 26 - 30, for concert promotion personal appearances. I am attaching the poster for the Monster Jam.
Thanks, Kent
Jimmy Jay

Jimmy Jay is also a part of the Paul Revere and the Raiders Concert Cruise we told you about a few weeks ago. They set sail on January 29th ... and you not only get The Raiders, but also Gary Puckett, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Danny and the Juniors and Bill Haley's Original Comets! Full details can be found at

Kent ...
The season just started and we're already talking about the Super Bowl.
Black Eyed Peas At Halftime « WCBS-FM 101.1
Frank B.
Actually, I'll bet The Black Eyed Peas will put on one heck of an entertaining half-time show ... lately this special entertainment line-up seems to be much more dedicated to the music more of the "rock dinosaur" variety. (Not that we have a particular problem with that ... and let's face it, too often the "new kids" end up causing some kind of a ruccus anyway!!! (But seriously, will ANYTHING ever really top Janet Jackson's nipplegate episode???) kk