Smokey Robinson is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and co-founder of Motown Records. Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers and Gordy was impressed with Robinson's vocals and ambitious songwriting. With his help they released, “Got a Job,” and it was the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown. Over the next decade, Robinson and the Miracles produced 26 top 40 hits, including several top 10 hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears Of a Clown” and others. In 1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, A Quiet Storm, which yielded three hit singles, “Baby That's Backatcha,” “The Agony & The Ecstasy,” and “Quiet Storm.”
In recent years, Robinson released the standards album, Timeless Love, Time Flies When You're Having Fun, Now And Then, and Smokey & Friends. Robinson has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with The Miracles. He was awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts, A Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music as did the Berklee College of Music. More information on Smokey Robinson is available at www.smokeyrobinson.com.
2020 will mark the eleventh year of the highly-successful, hit-filled Happy Together Tour. The touring sensation, which has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for a decade, returns with a show full of chart-topping hits from the 1960s and 1970s that include 59 Billboard Top 40 songs. In addition to The Turtles, audiences can expect music from Chuck Negron, from Three Dog Night; The Association; Mark Lindsay, from Paul Revere & The Raiders; The Vogues; and The Cowsills.
The Turtles are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With hits such 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 1960s. Ron Dante joins the line-up to delight with his own mega-hit, “Sugar Sugar.”
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, returns to the tour for 2020 bringing with him his outstanding lead vocals on such global hits as “Joy To The World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Black & White,” “Shambala,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” Easy To Be Hard,” “Eli’s Coming” and more. Three Dog Night scored an impressive 21 Top 40 singles and twelve consecutive gold albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Also returning to the tour for 2020 is The Association, who enjoyed massive radio success in the ‘60s with such number one hits as “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love,” and “Along Comes Mary.” This iconic vocal group was a staple on AM radio in the 1960s.
Joining Happy Together for 2020 will be Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders. Lindsay and his high-kicking stage persona will be performing Raiders’ hits as well as solo gems such as “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing,” “Arizona,” and “Indian Reservation.” Lindsay’s songs appear in the Quentin Tarantino blockbuster “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”
Brand new to the Happy Together touring family for 2020 are The Vogues. Also known for their harmony-driven pop sound, The Vogues had numerous Top 10 hits with singles such as “Five O’Clock World,” “You’re The One,” “My Special Angel,” and “Turn Around Look At Me.”
Rounding out the bill are The Cowsills, the harmonious family act (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash hit ‘60s television show, “The Patridge Family.” They are sure to delight with their best-known songs, “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” “The Rain, The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl),” and more.
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.
Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music,” and “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
“Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys,” Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. More information on The Beach Boys is available at www.thebeachboys.com.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show performs the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection. This critically acclaimed show has been astonishing audiences worldwide for more than three decades – always striving to reproduce the complete Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences. The show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state of the art high resolution LED screen technology and other special effects. In addition, and in true Pink Floyd fashion, there are several huge inflatables including a giant pig and their own unique Pink Kangaroo. Often described as being much more than a tribute band, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept into the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, South America, and Russia.
The All That You Feel Tour in 2020 will bring to the stage the songs that mean so much to Pink Floyd fans all over the world. Representing music from every phase of Pink Floyd’s journey, from “Ummagumma,” to “The Division Bell,” and all points in between this tour will once again reinforce the Australian Pink Floyd Show’s dedication to the heritage of Barrett, Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason with a show that pays sincere and genuine tribute to the legendary Pink Floyd productions. State of the art lighting, crystal clear video, pinpoint lasers, gargantuan inflatables, and flawless live sound that was the benchmark of Pink Floyd shows, the Australian Pink Floyd Show guarantees to delivers a memorable live experience. More information on the Australian Pink Floyd Show is available at www.aussiefloyd.com.