FORT LAUDERDALE – Relive the hits of the sixties when MAJIC's Super 60's Spectacular Rock 'n' Roll Retro Show takes the stage on Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The all-star lineup includesand the Vandellas, The Association, The Chiffons, The Persuasions, The Vogues, Lenny Welch and Tommy Mara of The Crests.
Celebrated as the original Motown diva of dance music, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas received a Gold Record and Grammy nomination for "Heat Wave," as well as a Gold Record for "Dancing in the Street." Named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "Immortal Artists" and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, the group's other hits include "Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack," "Quicksand," "In My Lonely Room," "My Baby Loves Me," "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things" and "I'm Ready For Love."
One of the most successful bands of the 1960s, the folk rock band The Association has sold more than 80 million records, tapes, CDs and DVDs and has received six Gold Records and two Platinum Records. The group made music history as the first band to open a rock festival, the Monterey Pop Festival. Their hits include "Cherish," "Along Comes Mary," "Windy" and "Never my Love."
Originating from the Bronx, N.Y., The Chiffons helped define the Girl Group sound of the 1960s with hits such as "One Fine Day," "He's So Fine" and "Sweet Talkin' Guy."
The Persuasions, also known as "The Kings of Acapella," were the only secular, pop acappella group to sign with major record labels and to be played on FM radio in the 1960s and 1970s. Their music includes the heavy influence of gospel, a major measure soul and a dollop of pop.
Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, The Vogues are best known for "Five O' Clock World," "Magic Town" and "The Land of Milk and Honey" and "Turn Around, Look at Me."
Balladeer Lenny Welch had his big break when he was 19 with his recording of "Since I Fell For You" on the Cadence Label in 1964. It became one of the nation's biggest-selling records at that time, selling more than one million copies. His other hits include "You Don't Know Me", "Ebb Tide", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Two Different Worlds."
Tommy Mara, known as the "Pavarotti of Doo Wop" and current lead of The Crests, is best known for the song "Sixteen Candles," which appeared in such classic films as "American Graffiti," "Sixteen Candles" and "Elvis & Me."
This event is produced by Richard Nader Entertainment. For more about Richard Nader, and for a list of up-coming concert events, go to www.richardnaderentertainment.com
Tickets are $25, $35, $45, $55 and $65 and are available through the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office at 954/462-0222 or www.BrowardCenter.org. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, TAM Airlines and Sun-Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. All dates, times, programs and artists are subject to change.