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Bucks Set to Play 2 Concerts in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 1st

From York Newspapers' Blog, The Flip Side : The Buckinghams, Jordin Sparks open Hersheypark By Erin McCracken posted on April 27, 2010 9:57 AM Hersheypark opens its gates for its 103rd season this weekend. Join the celebration from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Ride coasters and check out "TAP: The Show" in the Park's Music Box Theatre. Travel back to the '60s with American rock band The Buckinghams. They perform at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hersheypark Amphitheatre. "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks performs at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday...Seating for ampitheatre shows is first-come, first-serve. Admission is included with Hersheypark tickets. Click here for ticket details. McCracken's Story at: "One sure sign of summer’s arrival is the opening of Hersheypark. You’ll hear the roar of the roller coasters — and screams that acco

The Buckinghams Set to Play Havana, Illinois, Spring Fling This Weekend

From a story in the Pekin Daily Times by Tara Mattimoe, The Buckinghams are to be the featured attraction for the Spring Fling Saturday, April 24th in Havana, IL. The event is presented by the Havana Chamber of Commerce, with primary sponsor Havana National Bank, and includes an antique and custom car show. Mattimoe's story notes: "The event’s main attraction lies in the featured band, The Buckinghams, said Chamber of Commerce board member, and Havana’s Economic Development Coordinator, Terry Svob. “The chamber has never put on an event with someone of this stature,” Svob said of the band. Getting The Buckinghams into Havana is quite a coup for the community, he said, and the group will hopefully bring in a sizable crowd — particularly from the baby boomers both in and out of town." ... "Hippie Radio out of Peoria and Cool Radio out of Springfield will both conduct live feeds during the afternoon, Svob said. There will be food and snack booths available during the c

The Buckinghams Featured at Punta Gorda Block Party

The Buckinghams will perform as the headline entertainment for the 24th annual Punta Gorda Block Party, Saturday, April 17th, in Punta Gorda, Florida. The annual Block Party Days event attracts close to 40,000 people each year, and The Buckinghams take the Retta Esplanade Stage at 6:30 pm. Today's Sarasota, Florida, Herald Tribune features a story by Chris Gerbasi on the event here: noting: "The Block Party, which typically draws about 40,000 people, includes food booths from local restaurants, arts and crafts, and a children's area. The party is the latest in a string of events, including a wine and jazz festival, a college baseball tournament, the annual air show and other music shows, that have brought thousands of people into the area this year." Next weekend, The Buckinghams are in concert in Havana, Illinois.

The Buckinghams' First Album Named "One of the 40 Best Music Albums by Chicago Artists"

In the April edition of Chicago Magazine ( ) readers will note in Jeff Ruby's article that The Buckinghams' "Kind of a Drag" comes in at #39 of the top 40 of 'any' Chicago records. We're not talking about 'of the 1960s' but instead, of any time period. As the first page of the article shows, The Buckinghams' album debut on Chicago's USA Records label was selected to be included among contemporaries including Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, The Staple Singers, The DJ Fast Eddie, Screeching Weasel, the inimitable Howlin' Wolf, The Chi-Lites, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The digital version of Ruby's article can be reviewed online Chicago Magazine and explores the questions "What counts as a Chicago record"? and "What does 'greatest' mean"? This distinction was first noted by Johnnie Putman of the WGN Radio "Steve and Johnnie Show", whose keen eye saw it first. The story is i

Robert Feder Reports "Who Was There" at Bob Sirott's Interview with Dick Biondi and Herb Kent

Veteran Chicago journalist Robert Feder had a nice item this morning in his Vocalo blog about how the crowd gathered to hear the Bob Sirott's interview with radio DJ legends Dick Biondi and Herb Kent filled the auditorium and then "overflowed into three satellite rooms" this weekend. Excerpt follows: # Hundreds of fans packed the Columbia College auditorium and overflowed into three satellite rooms Saturday when Bob Sirott interviewed Chicago radio’s greatest living legends, Dick Biondi and Herb Kent, onstage together for the first time. What made a great night even more unforgettable was the presence of many local music legends in the audience to pay tribute to Biondi and Kent. They included Gene “Duke of Earl” Chandler, Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, Ronnie Rice of the New Colony Six, Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna of the Buckinghams, Jim Peterik of The Ides Of March and Survivor, Fred Glickstein of the Flock, and Al Lathan of Four Days and a Night. Among radio

The Buckinghams' Friends Together for Interview Tonight; Bob Sirott Hosts Dick Biondi and Herb Kent Interview, April 10th, at Columbia College Chicago

SPECIAL EVENT SET FOR TONIGHT As Dave Hoekstra reported in today's Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, well-known journalist Bob Sirott will host a special evening, conversation-style tonight at Columbia College Chicago. Hoekstra notes "Herb Kent the Kool Gent" and Dick (the Wild I-Tralian) Biondi are members of The Chicago Radio Hall of Fame. The event is free and open to the public. The interview will be taking place at 7:30 pm in Columbia's Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor. For the full story check out,CST-FTR-radio10.article Bob Sirott promises an evening that will be the most interesting history lesson ever taught about five decades of Chicago radio and two of its most beloved DJs. From Christmas 2009,the UCan Food Drive hosted by Dick Biondi. Here, Carl enjoys annual holiday appearances with Dick for True Oldies 94.7's community endeavors. [Image credits: Dick Biondi's photo by Fred Winston, origina