2022 will mark the 13th year of the highly successful, hit-filled summer package, THE “HAPPY TOGETHER” TOUR. The touring sensation that has crisscrossed the nation delighting audiences for a over a decade returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s – an undeniable 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. The Tour is once again joined by THE TURTLES, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Along with THE TURTLES will be GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP, THE ASSOCIATION, THE BUCKINGHAMS, THE VOGUES and THE COWSILLS.
The Turtles are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With such hits as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late ‘60s. Ron Dante joins the line-up to delight with his own mega-hits, “Sugar Sugar” and “Tracy.”
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap In 1968 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act…including the Beatles. They played a command performance at the White House for Prince Charles and Princess Anne by special invitation of the President.
The Association, one of the most successful bands to come out of the 60’s, have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song – “Goodbye Columbus.” Their hits “Along Comes Mary,” “Windy” and “Cherish” earned them a spot in the historic 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, as the first group to hit the stage.
From Chicago’s Holiday Ballroom to America’s living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, across the USA and in the White House, The Buckinghams have stayed true to their Chicago roots. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for the music of The Buckinghams, proving that Band Biosuccess is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories.
The Vogues created a sound. It was a fresh, original blend of vocal harmony that left an indelible mark in the world of popular music. Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, The Vogues remain one of the top vocal groups on the oldies scene today, even though their first hit, “You’re the One” was released over fifty years ago. Four gold records, two platinum albums, and fifty years later, The Vogues continue to attract sellout audiences at concerts and club appearances around the country. Their outstanding talent, stylish delivery and excellent choice of material, coupled with their vital, poised performance, makes this group one of the world’s top nostalgia acts.
The Cowsills have been dazzling crowds the last three years on the Happy Together Tour with their effervescent brand of contagious pop magic. Bob, Paul, and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s, The Partridge Family. Best known for songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love American Style.” The Cowsills appeared on numerous TV shows including The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
The Happy Together Tour began in 1984 with mainstays The Turtles. It started up again in 2010 with 2020 being its 11th consecutive year. The overwhelming response and love for the music has endured and The Happy Together Tour 2020 brings that magic back to fans, night after night!
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