Billy Squier: Rock Star at the Grove of Anaheim
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For his Segerstrom Center debut, the "King of Romance" will sing his greatest hits, including "Release Me" and "Quando, Quando, Quando," as well as perform a virtual duet with Sir Elton John and other songs from his latest album, Engelbert Calling, his first duets CD. With four Grammy nominations, 24 platinum records, 63 gold records, a Golden Globe Award for Entertainer of the Year and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Engelbert Humperdinck is a legend in the music industry. The "premier voice of the 20th century" (London Times) -- he's sold more than 150 million records to date -- has recorded everything from romantic ballads like "After the Lovin'" to the platinum-selling song "Lesbian Seagull" from Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Learn More
The Grove is a challenging space to play in, and seating is uncomfortable since dinner tables are set up so that you end up sitting perpendicular to the stage. Certainly you can move your chair, but if it's a full house, it is hard to maneuver so that you are not blocking people.Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle: Songs & Stories, Together On Stage info • Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred
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I'm a huge fan of Billy Squier and was really looking forward to this show. But he came on staged and apologized "ahead of time" for not wanting to play any of his hits. He played songs from all of his albums. It was sad to see so many people walking out.
Multi-platinum rock vocalist/guitarist Billy Squier will perform at the Grove of Anaheim. Squier is best known for his string of smash hits in the ‘80s, including “The Stroke” and “Rock Me Tonight.”
Though he learned piano at a young age, Billy Squier wasn’t serious about music until seeing Eric Clapton in the late ‘60s which inspired him to dedicate his life to performing. He played with a string of bands in the ‘70s before signing with Capitol Records to release his solo debut, Tale of the Tape, in 1980. His second album Don’t Say No (1981) became a smash, with the lead single “The Stroke” becoming a worldwide hit, hitting the Top 20 in the U.S. “In The Dark” and “My Kinda Lover” were successful follow-up singles and Don’t Say No reached the Top 5, lasting well over two years on Billboard’s album chart and selling nearly 4 million copies. His third album, Emotions in Motion (1982) birthed another major hit with “Everybody Wants You,” and in 1984 Squier released his fourth album, Signs of Life which marked his third consecutive platinum release. Squier continued to record music throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, releasing Hear & Now (1989), Creatures of Habit (1991), Tell the Truth (1993) and Happy Blue (1998) before taking a break.
Recently, Billy Squier has toured with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band and performed at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame to raise money for educational programs. His song “The Big Beat” has been sampled by hip-hop artists Jay Z (“99 Problems”) and his song “Lonely Is the Night” is featured on the game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. In 2008, he recorded his first new collection of songs since Happy Blue’s release. 2009 marks his first major solo tour since 1991.