Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chicago's Roving Music Reporter, McCrackin, Posts YouTube Interview of The Buckinghams, at Wood Dale before Their Concert, 8-16-09

One of the favorite roving reporters on Chicago's music scene, known as McCrackin, posts regularly on YouTube. The following clip is from McCrackin's interview with Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna before they went on stage at Wood Dale, August 16, 2009.

To check out McCrackin's other YouTube videos, search YouTube for mccrackin1000. For more on The Buckinghams, go to www.thebuckinghams.com

Monday, September 21, 2009

Buckinghams to Play Concert in the Canyon, Terrebonne, Oregon, Sat. Sept. 26th

The Buckinghams are this year's featured entertainment for the Tower Theatre Foundation's benefit concert, to be held at Ranch at the Canyons, in Terrebonne, Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 26th.

"The Tower Theatre Foundation and the Ranch at the Canyons resort have forged a unique partnership to produce a one-of-a-kind outdoor concert Saturday, September 26, 2009, featuring the 1960s hitmakers THE BUCKINGHAMS. They will perform all their memory-evoking, dance-inducing chart toppers, including Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song; Susan; Kind of a Drag; Don’t You Care, plus other great tunes of the late ‘60s and early 70s."

"This event takes place on the banks of the scenic Crooked River, which meanders through the Ranch...

...The Ranch and the Tower have extensive connections to the Central Oregon community and are deeply rooted in the history and current lifestyles of this beautiful region."

The private fundraiser is being sponsored by US Bank and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and Greer, Mahr & Associates.

"The Tower Theatre Foundation (www.TowerTheatre.org) is the operating entity for the historic movie house, an icon of downtown Bend. Originally built in 1940, the Tower was renovated and reopened in 2004 to rave reviews. As a fully functional performing arts theatre, it now hosts 220 events a year, including international artists, nationally recognized performers, local and regional civic groups, plus movies meant to be seen on the “big screen.”

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Tower Foundation receives generous support from over 400 members, 150 volunteers, a dozen sponsors, and 50,000 patrons a year. The Ranch at the Canyons event provides a wonderful opportunity for the Tower to say “thank you” to these supporters."

"Ranch at the Canyons (www.RanchAtTheCanyons.com) is a private, 1,700-acre ranch estate just north of Terrebonne, Oregon featuring four remote canyons, lush meadows, vineyards and orchards, trout-filled lakes, and breathtaking views of Smith Rock and the Cascade Mountains. Sixty villa estates, approximately ten acres each, are home to a select group of residents. Timeless Tuscan/Napa style architecture is beautifully incorporated into the Stables, Clubhouse, and Spa."

"The Ranch has served as the dramatic backdrop for John Wayne and Kathryn Hepburn in Rooster Cogburn, Kevin Cosner in The Postman, and John Travolta and Halle Berry in Swordfish."

From the theatre's web site, more on the private event can be found at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Keep Rockin' Magazine Publisher Features Chicago Hitmakers' Concert at Star Plaza

Liz Harris, publisher of "Keep Rockin' Magazine," did a three-page feature story on The Chicago Hitmakers' Concert at the Star Plaza Theatre, in Merrillville, IN. Ronnie Rice opened the show, followed by The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, and The Buckinghams, 3 of Chicagoland's favorite acts.

To get a copy, visit www.krmag.com . Here's a preview of some of the pictures you'll see. Get a copy to read Liz Harris' backstage visit with Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, and Bob and Michele Abrams.

No one wanted to leave that night as the music was unforgettable. Pictured below are The Buckinghams, including The Buckinghorns, whose signature horn sound always brings great memories of all their hits.

Full story is available in the October issue of "Keep Rockin' Magazine."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blogger "Retro Redux" Features The Buckinghams

Blogger Music Critic "Big Geez" featured the music of The Buckinghams today.

"The British musical invasion of the Sixties changed the face of pop music, but not just in terms of the music itself. The songs from bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were tremendously popular, but a lot of American bands also adopted the look, complete with shaggy haircuts and English-style clothes. I've written before about one such band (Beau Brummels), but there were a lot of others going down that road as well, and some of them had a surprising amount of success. For a while, one of the most popular was the group known as the Buckinghams..."

..."In later years, original members Giammarese and Fortuna started up the group again to tour the Oldies circuit, and have done well keeping alive the music they made famous."

Read the entire post at: http://blogcritics.org/music/article/retro-redux-chicagos-faux-british-buckinghams/

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Buckinghams Featured in Keep Rockin' Magazine, October 2009 Issue

Now on sale, the October issue of Keep Rockin' Magazine with two stories featuring The Buckinghams, a photo essay on Dick Biondi, stories of Clear Lake, Iowa and Buddy Holly, mentioning John Pickering, of The Picks, and cover story on Chubby Checker. Check it out at www.krmag.com and order there or find it in local bookstores.

The story of The Buckinghams begins with two Chicago groups who were performing on the same stages around town in the early 1960s. From one group, The Centuries, three members of the future group The Buckinghams would emerge. Pictured here are Carl Giammarese, Gerald Elarde, Nick Fortuna, and Curtis Bachman.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Buckinghams in Albemarle, NC this Saturday, 9/12

Stanly County Concert Association presents The Buckinghams at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center

Stanly County Concert Association presents The Buckinghams at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 7:30pm - 9:30pm September 12, 2009
Stanly County Concert Association presents the 62nd season of Live On Our Stage Concert Series with The Buckinghams. The Buckinghams have continually toured the nation with their signature pop/rock style. The show is filled with harmony, spontaneity, humor and a musical strength that appeals to not only their loyal fans, but forges new links with younger generations as well. For more information call 704.986.3666

Stanly County Agri-Civic Center
26032 Newt Rd # B
Albemarle, NC 28001-7461

24-hour events hotline: 704.986.3816