Romantic crooners The Lettermen, The Association and Gary Puckett will take you on a nostalgic journey to the 1960s when they bring the “Sounds of Romance” to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Thursday Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.
Best known as the front man of 1960s breakout group Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Gary Puckett has forged a successful solo career playing hits such as “Young Girl” and “Woman Woman.” His work has generally consisted of romantic power ballads that give testament to clandestine love affairs and songs that, according to Puckett, “Even today, people come up to me and say ‘We fell in love while listening to that song.’” His success grew to a crescendo in the late ‘60s, during which he was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy Award, headlined at a White House reception for Prince Charles and performed at Disneyland.
The Association’s sunshine pop music has not dimmed a bit in the last few decades, with Russ Giguere’s charming voice still shining. This delightful group has seen the success of many of their singles, several of which have sold over 1 million copies (“Cherish,” “Windy,” and “Never My Love”). Their other popular singles have graced the Billboard and Cashbox charts, many of them holding the No.1 spot. The band’s crowning achievements include being inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, as well as being the first rock group to open the now iconic Monterey Pop Festival.
The harmonic trio that composes The Lettermen has been performing hundreds of live shows a year since 1961, and have recorded 16 Top 10 singles, including “When I Fall In Love” and “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Their powerful vocals catapulted them into success in the late ‘50s, likely due to The Lettermen’s goal to be a trio of capable soloists with the dynamics to perform as a group. Today, The Lettermen boast multiple gold records, five Grammy nominations, an Andy Award and a Cleo Award. The Lettermen were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.
Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices. Ticket prices range from $37 to $62, depending on seat location. WVU Students can purchase tickets for $22 with a valid WVU Student I.D. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW.
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