Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Today's Wilmington Star News Paper, John Staton interviews Carl Giammarese

The Music Column: '60s pop icons The Buckinghams find a new career as nostalgia merchants

By John Staton

Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.

It says something about the power of pop music that a band can have a viable career more than 40 years after its salad days have passed. But like many bands from the 1960s who rocketed to fame and just as quickly faded into semi-obscurity, The Buckinghams continue to tour and attract audiences with nostalgic, feel-good songs.

Read John Staton's full story at

Want to go?
Who: The Buckinghams
When: 7 p.m. June 20
Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road N.W. on the campus of Brunswick Community College, just off U.S. 17 between Bolivia and Supply
Tickets: $25 (concert only). $45 includes VIP seating and a Friday, June 19, reception with original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna at Murray Art & Frame in Leland.
Details: 371-3833, or

A horn- and organ-driven Chicago-based pop act that scored a No. 1 hit in 1967 with the undeniably catchy, ruminative "Kind of a Drag," The Buckinghams will play a concert Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium. The show is a fundraiser for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. the full story at the link above.

John Staton: 343-2343
On @StarNewsPlay

Carl Giammarese interviewed by Danny Lake May 27, 2009

Popular WLS-AM radio DJ, Danny Lake was filling in for Dick Biondi during Memorial Day week, May 27th and interviewed Carl Giammarese in advance of the great Chicago Hitmakers concert weekend.

Listen to Danny's Interview with Carl here. It was the anniversary of The Buckinghams' appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

Danny invites you to join him on WLS every weekend:

"I invite you to listen to my NEW radio show the Saturday Night Party every Saturday night from 7 PM until midnight. I'll see you around the neighborhood!"

If you want to make a request, send it to Danny now at Or you can call him during the show at 312-922-TRUE (8783). Listen online at