Proctors Announces New Concert

May 12th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

The annual Sixties Spectacular show returns to Proctors in Schenectady at 7pm on Saturday, November 8, with a stronger than usual line-up.

B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “Hooked on a Feelin’,” “Just Can’t Help Believing”) shares the co-headlining slot with Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone (yes, the original lead vocalist), who will be firing up their 50-year-old hits “Henry the VIII I Am,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “There’s a Kind of Hush” and more. (NOTE: Oh how we’d love to hear Noone drop in a couple of nuggets from his ’80 power-pop album with the Tremblers. We know that ain’t gonna happen, but we can dream…)

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Also on the bill are the Buckinghams’ original lead singer Dennis Tufano (“Kind of a Drag,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”) and the Happenings (“See You in September,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Go Away, Little Girl”).

And rounding out the line-up is rock ‘n’ soul veteran Mitch Ryder and the current incarnation of his band, the Detroit Wheels (“Devil with the Blue Dress On,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Too Many Fish in the Sea,” “What Now My Love”). And Ryder is quite capable of stealing the show. (NOTE: I was lucky enough to catch Ryder and his band at one of Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles in ’09, and he can still rip it up. Oh, yes, he can…)

Tickets for the Sixties Spectacular at Proctors are currently on sale, priced at $39.75, $47.75 & $54.75.