Friday, 17 March 2017 14:36

Peter Noone, B.J. Thomas, Grass Roots Lead ‘60s Spectacular to Proctors

SCHENECTADY — The much-anticipated annual four-act Sixties Spectacular will perform at Proctors Theatre on Saturday, April 22. 

Peter Noone, of Herman’s Hermits fame, B.J. Thomas, and The Grass Roots, will be joined by area favorites Joe’s Boys. 

 Noone gained international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of Herman’s Hermits.  His classic hits sold more than 60 million records and include the #1 singles “I’m Into Something Good,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.” He also performed on hundreds of top-rated television shows such as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye, and later played the leading roles in full-scale theatrical productions of “Aladdin,” “Sinbad The Sailor” and starred on Broadway as the dashing hero Frederic in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Pirates of Penzance .

Co-headlining the show is B.J. Thomas, who first found mainstream success with the hit singles “Hooked on a Feeling,” and “Raindrops keep Fallin’ on my Head.” 

Also performing are The Grass Roots - the band was the brainchild of Dunhill Records head Lou Adler and his songwriting duo Sloan and Barri.  Between 1967 and 1972, The Grass Roots set the record for being on the Billboard charts longer than any other group – 307 consecutive weeks.  They had 29 charted Top 100 Singles and sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and are perhaps best known for their songs “Let’s Live for Today” (1967), and “Midnight Confession” (1968). The current Grass Roots lineup, handpicked by the late Rob Grill - founding member and bass player/vocalist Grill - consists of members since the 1980s, plus Mark Dawson on lead vocals who joined the band in 2008.

Tickets are available at the Proctors Box Office, by phone at 518-346-6204, or online at proctors.org.  Ticket prices range from $39.75 - $54.75.

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