K-Earth 101 All-American Legends of Oldies Rock at the Greek Theatre
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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.”