Saturday, July 12, 2014
Happy Together Tour 2014 Hits Jackpot At Snoqualmie Casino
The concert started off with Gary Lewis And the Playboys, a mega hit maker in the 60s until Lewis went in the Army, squashing his career. Mitch Ryder was next doing classics like "Devil With The Blue Dress On". Mark Farner (bottom picture in blue shirt), once the lead singer of Grand Funk, took the stage, he looked older in years, but young in spirit, moving across the platform like a teenager. An artist I hadn't heard of, Chuck Negron, was better known as a member of 1970s hit machine 3 Dog Night, (middle picture) sang a sample of the Dog's great hits.
Rounding out the show was the headline group, The Turtles. Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman have lead the band and have been it's mouthpiece since it's inceptions. They combine memorable hits like "Eleanor" "She'd Rather Be With Me", and the rock classic, "Happy Together" with a Smothers Brothers type comedy shtick that made them a popular booking on mainstream variety shows of the 1960s.
Next week, we "journey" to the White River Amphitheatre to see Journey and Steve Miller in concert.