Legends of Rock - Celebrating 50 years of Woodstock
Legends of Rock - Celebrating 50 years of Woodstock music with:
Ten Years After, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Vanilla Fudge and Corky Laing of Mountain
August 29 - 7:30 p.m.
Covered: $62 - $70
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and what better way to celebrate than by letting loose with some of the original performers! These psychedelic music pioneers are joining forces to bring the sounds and vibes of the 60s back to adoring audiences both young and old.
Ten Years After
British blues-rock quartet Ten Years After formed in 1967, and originally consisted of Alvin Lee, guitar and vocals; Chick Churchill, keyboards; Leo Lyons on bass; and Ric Lee, drums. Ten Years After's U.S. breakthrough came as a result of their appearance at Woodstock, at which they played a nine-minute version of "I'm Going Home." Their next album, Ssssh, reached the U.S. Top 20, and Cricklewood Green, containing the hit single "Love Like a Man," reached number four. Watt completed the group's Decca contract, after which they signed with Columbia and moved in a more mainstream pop direction, typified by the gold-selling 1971 album A Space in Time and its Top 40 single, "I'd Love to Change the World."
Alvin Lee died on March 6, 2013. Ten Years After continued to tour after Alvin's death with a lineup featuring Chick Churchill and Ric Lee plus two new members: guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti and bassist Colin Hodgkinson.
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Big Brother & The Holding Company – along with bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service – is considered one of the original, first wave of great psychedelic bands that came out of San Francisco in the summer of 1965. The band began when Peter Albin met Sam Andrew, James Gurley, and Dave Getz. They toured as a four man band until they were introduced to a fellow Texan, Janis Joplin to come out to San Francisco. The rest was history.
Their legacy as one of the great bands of the 1960s is secure. In their shows they perform all of their legendary songs; “Piece of My Heart”, “Summertime”, “Ball and Chain”, “Bye Bye Baby” as only the original creators of this music can.
Beginning in 1967, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world with a new sound, influencing a generation of musicians and creating a legion of loyal fans. Vanilla Fudge is now in its nineteenth year celebrating this ever popular and influential band, and its original members.
Currently, three of the four original members; Mark Stein, Vince Martell and Carmine Appice, with Pete Bremy on bass, are touring.
Corky Laing of Mountain
Lawrence "Corky" Laing is a Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain. Sitting in with K2, a band saluting Mountain’s music, reminded Corky how much he liked playing Mountain songs the way they were originally written. Now he is touring both Europe and the US celebrating the Mountain legacy.