Thursday, July 18, 2013


The "Sail Rock" Tour is coming to Chicago on August 10th at the brand new, acoustically perfect RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL.   

This is a GREAT opportunity to see seven of the biggest acts of the late '70's / early '80's performing together on the same stage ...   

Christopher Cross, Orleans, Gary Wright, Firefall, John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree and Player. 

Between them, they've had 32 Billboard Top 40 Hits ... 

HUGE hits like "Ride Like The Wind", "Sailing", "Arthur's Theme", "Baby Come Back", "Steal Away", "Dance With Me", "Still The One", "Love Takes Time", "Dream Weaver", "Love Is Alive", "Just Remember I Love You", "You Are The Woman", "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" and "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again" ... soft rock classics that have stayed in our hearts for decades ... and will stay on the radio for many more decades to come.   

I've never been to RiverEdge Park but it looks amazing.  (Unfortunately, reserved seating has already sold out for this event ... but there are plenty of "General Admission" tickets still available.)  Bring a blanket or chairs and come on out for the concert.  This one sounds like a winner.     

Click here: Sail Rock - RiverEdge Park | Aurora   

This show holds a lot of appeal for me ... all hit artists, most of whom I've never seen perform live in concert before.  (Unfortunately most of the shows that pass through here lately seem to feature the same acts you've already seen a dozen times already ... this one promises to bring something fresh and exciting to the stage.)

It harkens back to the early days of package tours where promoters gathered up half a dozen hot acts, put them all together on a tour bus and then had each go up and perform a short hit of their latest and greatest hits.  In fact, with that thought in mind, I got to wondering about the Ultimate Hit List for these artists ... SO many great songs to choose from ... as well as some truly "forgotten hits", which always caters to our audience.   

So I put together a list that allows us to feature both.  The Top 25 Biggest Hits of the "Sail Rock" artists, featuring a Forgotten Hit by each performer.   



 # 1 - ARTHUR'S THEME - Christopher Cross  (1981)  A #1 Hit

 # 2 - BABY COME BACK - Player  (1978)  A #1 Hit

 # 3 - SAILING - Christopher Cross  (1980)  A #1 Hit

 # 4 - RIDE LIKE THE WIND - Christopher Cross  (1980)  Peaked at #2

 # 5 - DREAM WEAVER - Gary Wright  (1976)  Peaked at #2

 # 6 - I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT - England Dan and John Ford Coley  (1976)  Peaked at #2

 # 7 - LOVE IS ALIVE - Gary Wright  (1976) Peaked at #2

 # 8 - STILL THE ONE - Orleans  (1976)

 # 9 - DANCE WITH ME - Orleans  (1975)

#10 - STEAL AWAY - Robbie Dupree  (1980)

#11 - YOU ARE THE WOMAN - Firefall  (1976)

#12 - WE'LL NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN - England Dan and John Ford Coley  (1978)

#13 - THINK OF LAURA - Christopher Cross  (1984)

#14 - NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU - England Dan and John Ford Coley  (1976)

#15 - LOVE IS THE ANSWER - England Dan and John Ford Coley  (1979)

#16 - THIS TIME I'M IN IT FOR LOVE - Player  (1978)

#17 - JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU - Firefall  (1977)

#18 - STRANGE WAY - Firefall  (1978)

#19 - LOVE TAKES TIME - Orleans  (1979)

#20 - ALL RIGHT - Christopher Cross  (1983)

#21 - NEVER BE THE SAME - Christopher Cross  (1980)

#22 - HOT ROD HEARTS - Robbie Dupree  (1980)

#23 - REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU - Gary Wright  (1981)

#24 - SAY YOU'LL BE MINE - Christopher Cross  (1981)

#25 - IT'S SAD TO BELONG - England Dan and John Ford Coley  (1977)