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60's Pop, Rock and Soul
60's Pop, Rock and Soul
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 9pm on WMHT TV
Teenage heartthrobs of the 1960s Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, and Davy Jones, of the Monkees, co-host an evening of music from the era of peace, love and social change. The singers, both native sons of Manchester, England, perform their classic hits and are joined by other popular acts of the era spanning the pop, rock and soul musical genres, including The Kingsmen, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles and many others.
Peter Noone gained international fame while still in his teens as the lead singer of the 1960s pop band Herman's Hermits. He studied voice and acting at St. Bede's College and the Manchester School of Music and was already a regular on the long-running British soap operaCoronation Street before joining the Heartbeats, as the band was first known. By 1964, the band had adopted the name Herman's Hermits and released their debut single, "I'm Into Something Good," which topped the charts in the United Kingdom and hit #13 in the United States. They sold more than 50 million records, with seven albums going gold and multiple top ten singles. After leaving the group in 1971, Noone released a few singles and an album, "One of the Glory Boys," as a solo artist as well as a record fronting a new band, The Tremblers. He also appeared in TV and stage productions, including his critically acclaimed role as Frederic in "The Pirates of Penzance," on Broadway and London's West End. Peter Noone currently tours with a re-formed version of Herman's Hermits.
Davy Jones was a veteran of British TV and stage, having appeared onCoronation Street, like Peter Noone, and in the West End production of "Oliver!," before he became the lead singer of The Monkees. A band originally created for an American TV series of the same name, The Monkees gained legions of fans after the 1966 premiere of the series and the release of their first single, "Last Train to Clarksville." The Monkees released six albums with the original quartet — Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork — that produced such chart-topping hits as "I'm a Believer," "Daydream Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The popular TV series only lasted two seasons, but lived on in reruns that continued to garner new fans. With the dissolution of the band by 1971, Davy Jones performed as a solo artist; guest starred on TV shows, most notably as Marcia Brady's dream prom date in an episode of The Brady Bunch; and appeared in several theater productions. Jones continues to tour and in 2009, he released "She," a record of standards from the 1940s through the 1970s.
"Daydream Believer" — Davy Jones
"Kicks" — Paul Revere & the Raiders
"Turn Around, Look at Me" — The Vogues featuring Bill Burkette and Hugh Geyer
"Somebody to Love" — Jefferson Starship
"White Rabbit" — Jefferson Starship
"Mr. Tambourine Man" — Roger McGuinn
"Louie, Louie" — The Kingsmen
"When a Man Loves a Woman" — Percy Sledge
"A Summer Song" — Chad & Jeremy
"Devil with a Blue Dress" — Mitch Ryder
Theme from Hawaii Five-O — The Ventures
"Ooo Baby Baby" — The Miracles
"Knock on Wood" — Eddie Floyd
"I'm into Something Good" — Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
"I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" — Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
"There's a Kind of Hush" — Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
"This Diamond Ring" — Gary Lewis & The Playboys
"96 Tears" — ? Mark & The Mysterians
"Hey There Lonely Girl" — Eddie Holman
"Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Goodbye" — Gary DeCarlo of the STEAM hit
"Classical Gas" — Mason Williams