My husband has a dear friend that owns a couple of Radio Stations in Tennessee and twice a year he had a "Oldies Concert" Caravan of Stars. We actually go and spend the whole day while they rehearse and do their sound checks, but then we work the concerts. Hubby takes up tickets and I help seat people and sell posters. We get to meet them first hand and eat supper with them. We stay at the same hotel and sometimes drink a little coffee with them the next morning. It is a great experience and my husband is like a little kid. I got to spend some time with 2 of the wives of 1910 Fruitgum Company guys. (does anyone remember them????)
He can only afford to get the lead singer of a group or if it is a duo or family he can sometimes do that. You have to remember we are taking about a very small venue. He does a meet and greet for the fans with the stars (for photos and autographs etc.)before, at intermission and the after the show. You would not believe how many people bring their Albums and 45's to be autographed. This is a dying thing, a lot of these stars are not able to do the mega touring shows anymore. Some of them are from the 50's and 60's era mixed in with some 70's and a smidge of 80's.
Right now my MS mind can't think of any of the names. I'll try to remember some of them and see if you guys recall any of the music.
Wait, The Cowsills, John Ford Coley (from England Dan and John Ford Coley), 1910 Fruitgum Co, Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams, Jerry Yester of the Lovin' Spoonful and his brother Jim Yester of the Association, Eddie Brigati of the Rascals, Bo Donalson and the Haywoods, Question Mark (96 Tears), Jimi Jameson of Survivor.
That is just a few of them over the years.
Holly - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
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