Friday, August 27, 2021

The Buckinghams Join Up with Happy Together Tour for 2 Nights in August

Fulfilling a commitment made in 2020, Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna traveled to beautiful Colorado for two shows along the Happy Together Tour this weekend. Due to Covid-19 causing cancellation of all 2020 scheduled shows, this was the first opportunity for audiences to enjoy their favorite 60s traveling road show, now in its 37th anniversary year.

On Friday night, audiences in Denver will fill the Paramount Theatre to hear the music of The Turtles, The Association, The Classics IV, The Vogues, and The Cowsills. For this show, The Buckinghams are substituting for Chuck Negron. Earlier today, Carl had a chance to tour beautiful Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, courtesy of longtime friend Lisa Hill and her family.

Sharing a few scenic photos and video he snapped this morning:

There's something really majestic in this venue.

Tonight’s concert starts at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, located on Glenam Place, near Denver’s 16th Street Mall. It was designed by architect Temple Hoyne Buell and built in 1930. Part of the fun of the Happy Together Tour each year is visiting historic, scenic venues with beautiful surrounding vistas.

On Saturday, the tour travels 243 miles to Grand Junction, Colorado, as the Happy Together Tour visits Las Colonias Park on Aug. 28. More road trip photos coming soon.

Remembering Booking Agent Charlie Davis

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 22: Trip Brown, Bob Birk, Charlie Davis, Lee DeWzye, Jim Lenz, Lori Otelsberg, and Howard Silverman backstage during the IEBA 2013 Conference - Day 3 at The Omni Nashville Hotel on October 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

Today our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Charlie Davis, our Paradise Agents booking agent who passed away Wednesday, August 25, in his home. Charlie was an important part of our many tours that include casinos such at the South Point Casino, Sun Coast Casino in Las Vegas, and the Golden Nugget clubs across the country.

A brief summary of his career is found at (Click here).

A second obituary on Pollstar notes that he worked with music icon Chubby Checker as his manager for over 30 years, and in his early 20s, he started out at road manager for Peter Frampton (see story here).

His local newspaper featured a most happy photo of Charlie, enjoying driving a boat on some well-deserved time off:

Full story located here. The family requests: “In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Charlie’s memory to the Schuylkill Haven School District Music Department located at 501 East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA, 17972.”

Photo-- NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 22: Moderator Charlie Davis of Paradise Artists, Inc. speaks at the Breakout Sessions Let's Talk Casino Entertainment during the IEBA 2013 Conference - Day 3 at The Omni Nashville Hotel on October 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

When The Buckinghams perform at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on Friday, October 8, we will definitely be thinking of him and we'll always remember him fondly. Godspeed Charlie, Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, and all The Buckinghams organization.