Saturday, November 30, 2013

WGN-AM Radio host Pete McMurray invites Carl Giammarese on his show

WGN Radio host Pete McMurray (above) invited Carl Giammarese to be his guest on the Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 broadcast of Pete's show (11p-2a), which followed a tremendous Chicago Blackhawks victory. Also present on the air was a longtime friend of The Buckinghams, WGN's Scott Miller, who joined Pete and Carl. It was a fun time to visit and Carl did some songs in-studio. If you missed the broadcast, here's the link to listen in here:

Here's a photo of Carl and Scott Miller, who was even present at the 30th Anniversary Buckinghams' concert at The Vic back in the day.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Groovin' the 60s--The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett, and Christie Copeland at Chicago's Arcada Theatre, set for Valentine's Day 2014 -- ALL NEW CONCERT EVENT!

Baby Boomers know well the 1960s excitement of watching The Ed Sullivan Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Kraft Music Hour, and a multitude of other variety showcases. Las Vegas-based Orchestral Events has created a dynamic new variety showcase for the Arcada Theatre on February 14, 2014, featuring two of your favorite classic rock artists, The Buckinghams and Gary Puckett, going far beyond simply presenting their Billboard million-selling hits. It's not the standard concert format that you're used to, it's nothing like the Happy Together Tour. This evening debuts a special showcase of talent that will make you so glad you were there.
You'll be treated to tremendous new symphonic arrangements, and hear your favorites performed with a full symphony orchestra. Imagine "Kind of a Drag," "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song," and more, with strings, horns, and percussion backing your favorite singers and their full bands. Hear "Young Girl," "Woman, Woman," and "This Girl is a Woman Now" like you've never heard them before. But that's not all.
You're invited to join us for a Symphonic/Pops "Time Capsule of the 60s." Your favorite musicians will join together on stage to perform music by The Doors, The Hollies, Tina Turner, the Four Seasons, Joe Cocker, The Fifth Dimension, and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound Artists. The orchestra will be led by Conductor Mariano Longo, who created these beautiful arrangements of songs that are part of the soundtrack of your life, from back in the day. 
Meet a beautiful, talented singer, Christie Copeland, whose renditions of the hits of Petula Clark, Bobbie Gentry, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield will also transport you back to a day and time when life was simple, joyful, the way you remember it best.
The evening features two hours of solid entertainment, with intermission, a showcase unlike anything you've seen since, well, the 1960s! Join us for Groovin' The 60s, for Valentines Day at Ron Onesti's historic Arcada Theatre. Tickets start at $49 and are available at Get them early!

Directions to the Arcada Theatre:!directions--parking/cs4y
105 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Buckinghams songs from the 1960s Are Prominent in New Book by Dann Isbell

Dann Isbell has released his new book "Ranking the '60s: A Comprehensive Listing of the Top Songs and Acts from Pop's Golden Decade." The book was released August, 2013 and is advertised as "the ultimate 1960s music countdown with more than 6,800 songs and over 1,800 acts ranked for popularity based upon national weekly chart performance."

Use the "Search Inside" feature and find The Buckinghams mentioned 18 times!

The book is available on right here, and is the perfect stocking stuffer for all of your favorite music lovers. Click here to order today.

Thanks to Kent Kotal and his Forgotten Hits blog for the heads-up on the great comprehensive book.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Buckinghams included in NWI Story re Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana, a Favorite Venue

A recent story posted by Diane Poulton, correspondent for the NWI Times about the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana, where there's a tremendous amount of history and stars who've graced the stage. The Buckinghams are set to perform there on Jan. 25, 2014 for the Salute to the 60s concert together with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and Grass Roots. "Tom Jones, Liberace, Perry Como, the Moody Blues, Kenny Rogers, Gallagher, David Copperfield, the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jay Leno, The Buckinghams, the Temptations, REO Speedwagon, Red Skelton, Mitzi Gaynor, Celtic Woman, Ray Charles and Mannheim Steamroller are a just few of the thousands who have graced its stage...."
For the full story, click here To get tickets for The Buckinghams for the Salute to the 60s concert, check in the near future.