SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS AND CHUCK NEGRON (formerly of Three Dog Night)
SUNDAY, JUNE 22 AT 7:30 PM
Presented by K-EARTH 101 Radio
In their first Los Angeles appearance since 1974, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Righteous Brothers perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30 pm. Joined by special guests Blood, Sweat & Tears with David Clayton-Thomas, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, and Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), this opening night program brings back the nostalgia of the 1960s and '70s to Hollywood's celebrated outdoor music venue and starts the summer off with a bang.
This line-up's combined hits, including "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling," "And When I Die," "Joy to the World," and "Good Lovin'," created the soundtrack for a generation defined by their music. Only the Hollywood Bowl can capture the mood as well as the music of that extraordinary time. This concert continues a string of legendary Hollywood Bowl performances by the Righteous Brothers, who have previously shared the Bowl's stage with the Beatles and the Beach Boys, and now return as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®.
Hits such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Unchained Melody" helped define the essence of THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS "blue-eyed soul" genre. Originally joining forces in 1962, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield (not actually brothers) found success early in their career. The group played the Hollywood Bowl twice during the mid-'60s: once with the Beatles and once with the Beach Boys. In 1968 the "Brothers" went their separate ways to pursue solo projects. Their 1974 reunion produced more hits, and while they have been touring on and off ever since, '74 was the last time they played in Los Angeles. The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® this spring.
First assembled in 1962, BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS has integrated electronic rock, psychedelic sounds, jazz, and soul into their sound. The group has had a rotating line-up of over 40 members since its start, but David Clayton-Thomas is often considered the voice of the band. He recorded with the band for the first four albums, went solo from 1968 to 1972, and then formed an updated version of B,S&T in 1980. The band has been touring successfully since their inception, and has produced hits including "Spinning Wheel," "And When I Die," and "You've Made Me So Very Happy."
Originally from the Bronx, CHUCK NEGRON moved to L.A. to play college basketball but found success in musical instead. In 1968 he formed Three Dog Night with Cory Wells and Danny Hutton. They had 18 consecutive hits, including "One (Is the Loneliest Number)," "Joy to the World," "Mama Told Me Not to Come," and "Black and White." The band split in 1977, and Negron struggled with drug addiction; after 36 unsuccessful experiences in rehab programs he restarted his musical career in 1994 and has since toured and recorded a solo album, and written two books detailing his career and drug addiction. Negron also works with anti-drug organizations including Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), MusiCares, and Cri-Help.
In the sixties, FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS were paragons of a new genre of music that brought soul and R&B to the masses. The Rascals were masters of the energized pop-soul that was made to be blasted over radios and danced to at parties. Their first single "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore," was quickly followed by the number one remake of the Olympics' "Good Lovin'." In the late '60s, the band came out with a mellower sound producing chart topping hits "Groovin'" and "People Got to Be Free." The latter, a response to the assassinations of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., topped the charts for five weeks and permanently tied to the Rascals' music the political turmoil of that decade. In the past 30 years, the band and its members have continued to change and evolve. In 1997, the Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame®, securing their place in music history. This marks Felix Cavaliere's Rascals first performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of just under 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and, in 1991 gave its name to The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California. A hit from its very first season, the Hollywood Bowl has remained popular and accessible to a wide cross-section of Southern California's diverse population. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 35th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and last summer, close to one million admissions were recorded. It is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland.
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Sunday, June 22, 7:30 PM
HOLLYWOOD BOWL (2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood)
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS WITH DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS
FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS
CHUCK NEGRON (formerly of Three Dog Night)
Presented by K-EARTH 101 Radio
Tickets ($1 - $70) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850.2050 for further details. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000
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Elizabeth Hinckley, 323.850.2047; Allison Schwartz, 323.850.2015