The Grassroots Starring Rob Grill “Lovin’ Things”, The Vogues “You’re The One”, Brian Hyland “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and Chris Montez “Let’s Dance”
Saturday, November 7, 2009
$58, $48, $42, $25
(Englewood Cliffs, NJ – September 11, 2009) – Do you remember the 60’s paisley shirts, velvet trousers and Regency jackets? Do you remember psychedelic, folk rock, and pop music? All of these sixties fads are being reborn into one night at the hub for culture in Englewood, the bergenPAC, on November 7th. This night will feature many of the 1960s most notable memories and movements including The Grassroots featuring Rob Grill, The Vogues, Brian Hyland and Chris Montez. Full of energy and excitement, this event is expected to be as colorful and vibrant as the era it is representing.
The sixties, jam-packed with lively music, could only be epitomized by artists such as The Grassroots, The Vogues, Brian Hyland, and Chris Montez.
The Grassroots achieved one platinum album, two gold, albums, and thirteen gold singles that truly grounded their career during the 60s. They brought rock-and-roll to a new level in American music and truly molded the era. They sat atop Billboard charts with most of their singles and released hit songs that flooded the stations such as “Let’s Live For Today”, “Things I Should Have Said”, “Bella Linda”, and “Lovin’ Things”.
The Vogues also splashed their many successes across the American music industry. This quartet had their singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart such as “You’re the One” and “Five O’Clock World” and two more singles shot to that chart in 1966. In 2001, The Vogues was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Transforming the pop music sector of the industry was Brian Hyland who will also be featured at bergenPAC. Hyland defined the bubblegum tone in the sixties and set the tone for other pop artists of the time. His biggest hit single was reached at age 16 with “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” which sold over two million copies. He also released his other billboard singles such as “Sealed with a Kiss”, “Let Me Belong to You”, and “I’ll Never Stop Wanting You” which were also very successful.
Chris Montez also stole the spotlight in the sixties for his Latino flare. Much of his inspiration was drawn from Ritchie Valens. His musical styling featured the flavor of the Latino culture and released singles with that inventive style. His hit, “Let’s Dance” went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. and #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 201 227 1030 or online at www.bergenPAC.org
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
About Bergen Performing Arts Center: Known as The John Harms Center for 27 years, this cultural hub in Englewood, has been reborn as Bergen Performing Arts Center or bergenPAC. This 1367- seat theater is a landmark, and in its third season as bergenPAC it remains one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States. The legendary Tony Bennett and Canadian crooner k.d. lang recorded their 2003 Grammy award-winning CD live on bergenPAC’s own stage through a broadband fiber-optic connection with Bennett Studios. bergenPAC is the home of a media production system that is unparalleled, upholding its reputation as a venue for outstanding music, dance and theater. As a non-profit corporation, bergenPAC has thrived thanks to the aid and generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons.
For ticket information Box Office: Phone: (201) 227-1030
For Press information contact: Angela Thomas: (201) 503-1333
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