The Shadows Tribute show slated Nov. 9 in Frazee
Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:51
Grab some bobby socks and saddle shoes and get ready to dance as the Shadows Tribute Band presents a tribute to ’50s and ’60s music Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8-11:30 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center.
Back in 1959 the Shadows Band, with 15-year-old Bobby Vee as the lead singer, made music history by filling in for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper at the Moorhead Armory after they were killed in a plane crash.
Bobby Vee and the Shadows went on to have 13 million in total records sold and several chart topping hits including "Take Good Care of my Baby," "Run to Him," "Devil or Angel," "Rubber Ball" and more.
The band also accompanied other recording stars like Gene Pitney, Brian Hyland and others on Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars concert tours across the U.S. and Canada.
The Shadows band broke up in the mid-1960s after the British Invasion took over the music scene.
The Shadows band was revived in 2005 by founding member Dick Dunkirk after they were elected to the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame. They perform 40-50 shows a year in major theatres, casinos and special events including the Back to the ’50s Car Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The show features tributes to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, the Everly Bros and, of course, their former lead singer Bobby Vee, who recently retired with health issues.
In addition to full backup instrumentation, they feature a violin ensemble playing the original scores. They have done concerts with symphony groups like the F-M symphony, Grand Forks Symphony and Bloomington Symphony. Thousands of fans who have seen the show rate it as the No. 1 tribute show in the nation.
Don't miss the chance to see this amazing show at the Frazee Event Center Nov. 9 to hear tributes to Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Bobby Vee, Gene Pitney, Everly Bros. and more.
Tickets are $18 in advance by calling 334-4991 or purchase for $22 at the door.
For more information visit, shadowsband.com, or call Dick Dunkirk, 701-306-0255.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 21:45