Wash. State Fair Welcomes Oldies Concert: Herman’s Hermits, Grass Roots, Buckinghams

Wash. State Fair Welcomes Oldies Concert: Herman’s Hermits, Grass Roots, Buckinghams

Puyallup, WA – June 27, 2014 – The Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series lineup is getting a little nostalgic with an upcoming concert. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (“I’m Henry VIII, I Am”), The Grass Roots (“Let’s Live for Today”), and The Buckinghams (“Kind of a Drag”) will perform on Thursday, Sept. 11. “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song!”

The Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, and The Buckinghams concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets to the Thursday, Sept. 11 concert at 7:30 p.m. are $50-Golden Circle, $40, $30, and $20 for reserved seating, which includes Fair gate admission. Tickets will start selling on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/hermans-hermits-featuring-peter-noone-the-grass-ro or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and a $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.


Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone
Herman’s Hermits formed in Manchester, England in 1963 as Herman & The Hermits. The band had two No. 1 hits in the United States market, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am,” plus countless other songs high on the list. Hits like “Listen People,” “”I’m into Something Good,” and “There’s a Kind of Hush” brought the group critical acclaim.

Universally regarded as one of rock and roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone has been a standout over the years. Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, defining a generation.

Over 60 million records have been sold over the years, with 20 songs hitting the Top 40 charts. Peter Noone has been in nine movies over the years. Herman’s Hermits performed on THE television shows of the 60s, including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show and The Jackie Gleason Show. For more information, visit www.peternoone.com.

The Grass Roots
In 1965, Rob Grill and three others teamed up with mega-hit producer Steve Barri to form The Grass Roots. Since their formation The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by two gold albums and one platinum album. In the entire history of rock and roll, only nine bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots.

For almost 50 years one of the most recognized groups on classic rock radio stations has continued to be The Grass Roots, selling over 20 million records worldwide. During that time, the group has averaged over 100 live performances each year. They have appeared on over 50 national television shows including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Ed Sullivan, Andy Williams, and Sonny & Cher. The Grass Roots have performed on VH1 Hit-Makers and MTV, and a record 16 times on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

Between 1967 and 1972 The Grass Roots were on Billboard charts an unbelievable 307 straight weeks, setting a record. The Grass Roots also holds the all-time record for a one act at a U.S. concert, performing for 600,000 people on July 4th, 1982 in Washington, D.C. Visit: www.the-grassroots.com.

The Buckinghams

In 1966 The Buckinghams signed their first record contract, recording a dozen songs. It was “Kind of a Drag” that gave them their first national exposure. It sold over a million copies, and received a gold disc – a great way to start. The Buckinghams; known for their “brass rock” sound, produced Top 20 hits in 1967, including  “Don’t You Care” (#6), “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (#5), “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)” (#12) and “Susan” (#11).

In 1967, The Buckinghams recorded an album, squeezing it in between more than 300 tour dates. With three chart hits at one time on two labels, in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America.”

For the past two and a half decades, The Buckinghams have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals). Their show is filled with harmony, spontaneity, humor, and a musical strength that appeals to not only their loyal fans, but forges new links with younger generations as well. For more information, visit www.thebuckinghams.com.




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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