The much anticipated annual spring SIXTIES SPECTACULAR headlines one of Proctors audiences favorite acts: Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone. With more than 60 million records sold, their #1 hits were "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am," "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter," and "I'm Into Something Good." Other hits were "There's a Kind of Hush," "Listen People," "Silhouettes," "Can't You Hear My Heart Beat," "A Must to Avoid" and "No Milk Today."
Co-headlining the show is the multi-dimensional star, B.J. Thomas. Thomas has sold more than 70 million records, including pop, country and gospel hits. His pop hits include gold records "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" "Hooked on a Feeling," Raindrops keep Fallin on my Head" (won Academy Award for Best Original Song and was #1 top 100), and "Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" (also #1 hit). In the late 1970s, Thomas released several gospel albums and had the first four platinum albums in gospel history. In he 1980s, B. J. had several hits on the country charts, including #1 hits "Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love" and "New Looks for an Old Lover" as well as #3 hit "Two Car Garage."
The Grass Roots set the enviable record for being on the Billboard charts longer than any other group - 307 weeks in a row! They had 29 charted Top 100 singles (13 were gold), 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. Only 9 bands in rock history have enjoyed 29 or more charted singles; they have sold more than 30 million records. They also hold the all time attendance record for a one-act concert: 600,000 fans on July 4, 1982 in Washington D.C. Their hits include "Midnight Confession," "Let's Live for Today," "Temptation Eyes," "Two Divided by Love," "Wait a Million Years," "Baby Hold On" and "Sooner or Later."
Long-time area favorites Joe's Boys will open the show with their energetic versions of good time rock and pop hits from the 60s. Legendary regional singers Al Bruno (the Capital District's answer to Neil Diamond) and Trish Anderson, Bluz House Rockers' lead singer) will join Joe's Boys on stage.
Four great acts, one great night of music from the 60s. Thanks for keeping the music alive!!
NOTE: The Bronx Wanderers were originally scheduled to perform, but they have finally achieved a long-time goal and are performing six nights a week at Harrah's in Las Vegas at the Wayne Newton Theatre. We will bring them back to Proctors for a future show.