Well, Summer is definitely here! Remember the The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City” released July 4th, 1966?
Written by John and Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1966 for three consecutive weeks. What a band! What a song! – It became a gold record and is ranked as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of all time on Rolling Stone.
The song had a series of VW car horns during the instrumental bridge and ended with a jackhammer sound in order to give the impression of the sounds of summer in the city. I believe it was mentioned in earlier newsletters that Little Caesar and the Consuls opened for The Lovin’ Spoonful at Massey Hall in the early 60’s.
“Do You Believe in Magic” is one of the songs in our set list and we have contemplated adding a couple of other Lovin’ Spoonful tunes as well, like “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” and maybe “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind”…..we shall see. Certainly worth tossing around at our next rehearsal.
We are looking forward to our October Public performances
- Heritage Acton Town Hall on Saturday, October 20th, 2018
- the Jubilee Pavilion on Friday, October 26th, 2018 with the Par 4.
Details on these events and how to obtain tickets will be made available on our website. We suggest you get tickets early as both events have been known to sell out…..real fast.
Here is one sent to Stu Smith, lead singer of the Par 4 and organizer of the last Jubilee Pavilion dance.
Was together with our dance group last night and everyone raved about the event you put on at the Jube. Most had not been to the Jube in over fifty years, some had heard of it but had never been there. It sure is a grand old dance hall.
Little Caesar and the Consuls and your band Par Four put on quite a show. I must say the food was excellent as well. I was happy that everybody agreed with our choice of tables. It appears that our group is looking forward to a repeat in October. I’m sure you will be in touch with us in due time.
Many thanks to you and your wife Stu and all who made this night possible. Have a wonderful summer.
Best regards – Bob, Stella and friends.
Stu Smith and “his people” have come up with a snazzy poster for the Jubilee Pavilion…
This poster can be downloaded as a PDF here: harvestposter, to help spread the word.
As the late Skip Prokop from Lighthouse sang in his song.… ”Sunny Days, Oh sunny, sunny, sunny days, Ain’t nothin’ better in the world, you know”.
Until next time,
Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James