What do you get when you mix some of the most iconic artists from the 50’s and 60’s into one concert? A legendary show!
Join us as we celebrate the sounds of a gone-by era with the artists that made the times so memorable. We’ve combined The Drifters, with Shirley Alston Reeves, Martha Reeves, Mark Scott and the Miracles review, and Sonny Turner from the Platters’ into one special evening of music. You’ll be singing along, dancing and remembering a simpler time, and by the end of the evening you’ll be saying..”What A Night”.
THE DRIFTERS…one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups that is again touring North America under the leadership of lead vocalist Rick Sheppard. “Up On The Roof”, “Under The Boardwalk”, “This Magifc Moment”, “There Goes My Baby”, and “Dance With Me”, the list goes on and on. They were the first group to sell two million single records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof”. They were among the first inductees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their classic,”Under The Boardwalk” is one of the most played recordings of all time.
Shirley Alston Reeves started The Shirelles and sang lead vocals for the group. The Shirelles very first single release was “I Met Him on A Sunday. The Shirelles soon became known throughout the world when they placed six singles in the Top Ten. Songs such as ” Baby, It’s You” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, (written by Carole King), “Mama Said”, “Tonight’s The Night”, the soulful sounding “This Is Dedicated To The One I Love”, and, of course, the group’s 5 million selling hit “Soldier Boy” are etched in history and continue to thrill audiences.
Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown’s Gordy label. Founded in 1957 by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford and Gloria Williams, the group eventually included Martha Reeves, who moved up in ranks as lead vocalist of the group after Williams’ departure in 1962.
The group’s string of hits included “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave”, “Nowhere to Run”, and “Dancing in the Street”, the latter song becoming their signature single. During their nine-year run on the charts from 1963 to 1972, Martha and the Vandellas charted over twenty-six hits.
Built around the talents of legendary lead singer Sonny turner, the group captures the essence of the classic Rock & Roll ballad. In late 1959, Sonny Turner replaced Tony Williams as the lead singer of the original Platters. Chosen out of 100 singers who auditioned, Sonny at the young age of 19, toured the world with “The Platters” bringing their music to people around the world.
The Platters were back on the pop charts in the 1960’s with such hits as “I Love You 1000 Times”, “With This Ring” and “Washed Ashore”; as well as re-recording major Platters hits like “Only You”, “The Great Pretender” and “The Magic Touch.”
The Miracles were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy‘s Motown Records, and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history. Formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White. The group then settled on the Miracles after the inclusion of Claudette Robinson in 1958.
Their music and songs have influenced artists all over the world – in every major musical genre – over the last 50 years . They also have the distinction of having more songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame than any other Motown group and no Motown show would be complete with paying homage to them.
Today, the Miracles Review, with the last recording Miracles lead singer, Mark Scott, epitomizes the sight, sound and R&B soul of the original group, including Miracles hits such as “Ooh Baby, Baby”, “Tracks of My Tears” and many more.