K-Earth 101 All-American Legends of Oldies Rock at the Greek Theatre
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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K-Earth 101 presents All-American Legends at the Greek Theatre, featuring Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Three Dog Night, The Spinners and The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie.
One of the most long-lived and successful white vocal groups of the ’60s, The Four Seasons scored a series of smash hit singles between 1962 and 1967 featuring the shrill piercing falsetto (three octave) voice of Frankie Valli. During their careers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have sold over a 100 million records making them the most long lived and successful white doo wop group.
Three Dog Night’s statistics are astonishing and virtually unmatched in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group had more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. Three Dog Night’s success, particularly as a live attraction, was so overwhelming that out of necessity, they almost had to “invent” modern rock touring to meet the demands of their fans. The group had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, 18 straight Top 20’s, 11 Top 10’s, 3 number 1’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Three Dog Night’s hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country).
The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early ‘70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Ironically, the band’s roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late ‘50s. The group had a number of hits in the late ’70s, highlighted by their disco covers of “Working My Way Back to You” and the medley "Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time." During the early ’80s, they had several minor hits before entering the oldies circuit.
During the 1960s, few bands had bigger hits than The Turtles did with “Happy Together.” Two of the band’s original members, Mark Volman (aka “Flo”) and Howard Kaylan (aka “Eddie”),front the group today. Fans also will remember the group’s other hits, “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Showed Me,” “Eleanore” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.”