Four of the most successful bands of the late 1960s have combined forces to offer a sure-fired, can’t miss night of entertainment for your audience to take a trip back to another day.
The Living the Dream show will present an evening from acts that had a combined 23 hits, all of which landed on Billboard’s Hot 100. With original members from all four lineups live on stage, you will see history literally taking place in front of your eyes. Check out the talented collection of groups.
After 50 years, THE CYRKLE returns to stages across the country. The band that opened for The Beatles during their final tour of the United States in 1966 had an intense, musical impact on the music of the era. The group charted six songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, two in the top twenty, and one that peaked at number #2, earning a certified gold record for selling more than 1 million units.
Touring for the first time since 1968, the band has resurfaced with two original members (Don Dannemann and Mike Losekamp), a collection or remarkable vocalists and talented musicians, and a high-energy performance that surprises everyone who see their live show.
How important is this great band? Well for starters, they were the only American band to be managed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Manager of The Beatles, Brian Epstein. THE CYRKLE was selected to be the Beatles’ opening act on all of the Fab Four’s 1966 USA tour dates, including August 23, 1966 at Shea Stadium, as well as August 29, 1966, for their famous final concert at Candlestick Park. It was during this year that the band recorded their first album, Red Rubber Ball. This album produced two solid Billboard hit songs, Red Rubber Ball and Turn Down Day.
THE NEW CYRKLE performs their own mega hits, plus a lot of the favorite tunes from the Classic 60s. They also have included a comically nostalgic segment, featuring a medley of historic commercial jingles the band had a hand in writing, producing and performing. Even today, The Cyrkle has a new original song “The Phlash Phelps Theme Song”, that has become the only new song to ever be placed into rotation on SiriusXM’s Sixties on Six channel, reinforcing their ability to continue to create even more memorable music.
The Cyrkle – Legendary Band – Legendary Music.
This enormously successful band was a top 40 staple during their great run in the late sixties buoyed by the incredible debut recording, “Time Won’t Let Me”. From the very home of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Outsiders are back as strong as they have ever been. Their songs defined their international prominence of the day. Now, after over five decades, you can see this band one more time.
They followed their incredible debut song with three great albums that yielded three more top 40 hit records, all of which are played on classic radio stations to this very day. When they disbanded, a pair of members moved into a new band called Climax, producing the highly successful song “Precious and Few”.
Dean Kastran and Dale Powers, founding members of The Ohio Express
There are but a few bands that can claim chart success at this amazing band based in Mansfield, Ohio. They had nine songs reach Billboard’s Hot 100, of which six tunes reached the Top 40, and two of those songs selling over 1 million units. The amazingly catchy and beloved “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” was an international success, reaching #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #5 in England and Ireland, #7 in Australia and reached the top of the charts in Canada. Not surprisingly they earned a Certified Gold record, for sales in excess of 1 million units.
Their equally infectious song “Chewy, Chewy” also crossed the million-unit milestone, climbing to #15 in the United States, #7 in Australia and #2 in Canada in the year 1968. They were one of the top selling artists of that year, scoring four songs on the Billboard Hot 100 rankings.
Literally from their earliest band formation (originally they were called Sir Timothy and The Royals), Dean Kastran and Dale Powers, founding members of The Ohio Express, have given a loyal fan base sounds of an amazing musical era. They are doing this once again.
THE MUSIC EXPLOSION
You could not turn on a radio in 1967 without hearing one of the most recognizable and iconic introductions in the history of music. In moments, you knew you were hearing the monster hit song “A Little Bit of Soul”, the second release of The Music Explosion. It reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, with over one million records of this catchy song, along the way to receiving a gold record. Their second radio hit song was titled “Sunshine Games”, a highly fun tune that zipped up the charts the same year.
Anchored by founding member Burton Stahl, (the bassist and the performer of the iconic opening rifts), along with guitar legend, Jimmy Lynch, the Music Explosion gives the audience something to see that they never ever thought they would see again, a reuniting of The Music Explosion and a chance to sing along live with an iconic song played every day on classic rock radio for 50+, and heard regularly in commercials across the United States to this very day.
The Music Explosion is back—At last! And with a little more soul.
All seats are reserved and priced at $50 or $30.
Prices subjected to additional service fees and can be purchased in person at the Akron Civic Theatre box office or online via the link below: