Chicago, IL (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- The Buckinghams are featured entertainers for the âBack to the 60s Reunion, Volume 1,â at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre in Montgomery, Alabama, Friday, April 10. This 60s pop rock band. from Chicago was featured on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Good Morning America, and were named Billboard Magazineâs âMost Listened to Band in Americaâ in 1967. The event is a benefit concert for the Crohnâs and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a nonprofit organization, and includes entertainment by Jay and the Americans and The Grass Roots in this 60s reunion event.
The Buckinghams, million-selling Columbia Records/Sony artists, are best known for hits, including âDonât You Care,â âHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â âSusan,â and âMercy, Mercy, Mercyâ among others. Lead singer Carl Giammarese says, âThe Buckinghams always enjoyed playing in Alabama in our cross-country tours of the 60s. We look forward to playing the Riverwalk Amphitheatre, to take our fans and friends back to great memories. This benefit is also important to us because we want to increase awareness that almost 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohnâs disease and colitis. We applaud the CCFA for establishing national chapters to help patients and their families.â The band is best known for their #1 hit, âKind of a Dragâ and for originating the use of horns in their rock recordings, also made popular by bands including Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago.
Bass player Nick Fortuna notes, âWhen The Buckinghams perform, our audiences canât resist getting up to dance. We enjoy putting on a high energy show.â In addition to their hits, The Buckinghams will perform solid gold 60s medleys from Three Dog Night, Motown, and Chicago, plus songs from their newest release, âReaching Back.â The Buckinghams were recently signed to national label, Fuel Records and released 3 CDs in 2008 while maintaining a busy national concert schedule.
The bandâs first tour in 1967 included over 300 dates. Giammarese said, âThe Buckinghams reunited and have toured regularly again since the 1980s. We still play 70 to 80 dates a year, and enjoy performing with Jay and the Americans and The Grass Roots.â For ticket information for the Riverwalk Amphitheater, call 334-241-2100 or visit [http://www.globalartistgroup.com/montgomeryapril09.html]. For more on The Buckinghams, see http://www.thebuckinghams.com. For more on the Crohnâs and Colitis Foundation, visit http://www.ccfa.org.
About The Buckinghams The Buckinghams are best known for Top 10 hits including âKind of a Drag,ââHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â âDonât You Careâ âMercy, Mercy, Mercy,â and âSusan.â The million-selling 60s recording artists will perform all their hits, plus songs from âReaching Back.â The concert is a benefit to support the nonprofit Crohnâs and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Only 200 VIP tickets are available for $65; general admission tickets are $22 each. The evening begins at 7 pm and features a âBack to the 60sâ reunion, and includes music from popular bands, Jay and the Americans and The Grass Roots.