When thinking of classic rock, the names of such icons as Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Janis Joplin come to mind.
What comes to mind when you think of classic pop?Well, the Oldies Fest '98 thinks it has the answer.
How about Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Garry Puckett of the Union Gap, the Grass Roots, Felix Caviliere's Rascals and Freddy Cannon?
Oldies Fest '98 will play Saturday, June 27, at Franklin Quest Field from 4 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets - $10 adults and $5 for children - are available at all Smith'sTix outlets and Franklin Quest Field.
Wilson, the only constant member of the Supremes, will headline the concert. Puckett and the Union Gap found fame with the hits "Young Girl," "Lady Willpower" and "This Girl Is A Woman Now." Felix Cavaliere's Rascals are known for the feel-good tunes "Good Lovin' " and "Girl Like You," while the Grass Roots reached the Top 5 with "Midnight Confessions."
Freddy Cannon, who will open the proceedings, is known for his smash "Palisades Park," and for being part of Dick Clark's "Good Old Rock 'N' Roll Revue."
- IF IT'S CLASSIC ROCK you want, Creedence Clearwater Revisited will hit the Canyons Friday, July 3. The music will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The band now consists of keyboardist Steve Gunner, guitarist Elliot Easton, guitarist John Tristao, original Creedence bassist Stu Cook and original Creedence drummer Doug Clifford.
The original CCR - Creedence Clearwater Revival - formed as the Velvets back in the late '50s. The lineup then included Cook, Clifford, John Fogerty and his brother Tom.
The band renamed itself in 1967 and had a parade of hits with "Suzie Q," "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Down On the Corner," "Travelin' Band" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."
John Fogerty left in 1971 and CCR disbanded in 1972. Tom Fogerty died of respertory failure in 1990. And in the midst of legal battles between Cook, Clifford and John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revisited formed.