Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nation Records Includes The Buckinghams' "Terra Firma" in Gifts to U.S. Navy Troops


Our friend and my co-producer in The Buckinghams' "Terra Firma" CD, Phil Vaughan, recently shared some very special correspondence with us. Phil is the owner of the Nation Records label and head of the nonprofit Secret Agent Foundation, which honored Nick Fortuna as their "Man of the Year" this past Spring.

One of the charitable endeavors of the Secret Agent Foundation is to make musical instruments available to talented youngsters who would not otherwise have the option to study music. Another worthwhile endeavor is Phil's personal gift of CDs from Nation Records, in conjunction with the Foundation, to make music available to our men and women currently serving in the military.

It is heartwarming and humbling to know that Phil sent copies of our CD, "Terra Firma" to the troops aboard these two Navy vessels. We are grateful that Phil also shared copies of correspondence he received in response to his generous gifts. As we did in the 1960s, and as we do today, we pray for world peace and the safety of our men and women who wear the uniforms of our military branches, and we salute each person who gives their service to our country.

We can only hope and pray that those serving on these ships will be able to come home safely to their loved ones and give us the opportunity to perform for them, in person, when they return. Our thanks to Phil, the Secret Agent Foundation, and for all Buckinghams’ fans who continue to enjoy this CD and write and tell us so.

Carl Giammarese