For the many of us who grew up with rock and roll as our main form of music, this will be a worthwhile event! I can still picture myself with the huge petticoats and skirts, dancing the night away to the magnificent sounds of Rock 'n' Roll artists. There were so many around in the 60's and 70's, and so many screaming fans at the shows they put on.
Who can forget the great stars of this era including Elvis, Johnny Reb, Everly Brothers, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Duane Eddy, Bill Haley & the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Conway Twitty, Bobby Darin, and so many more.
The word classic "is a word too often applied to the mediocre". It is too easily put alongside the drab and dreary. Rock 'n' Roll is certainly not drab and dreary and has seen a return in the last few years. Younger people who did not grow up with this type of music are also once again learning and dancing this vintage dance style.
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll is a show invented by people of the genre. These people have come through decades of blood, sweat and tears on the road. This is more than a tribute to the "Gods of Rock 'n' Roll" - it is a delightful flashback to a time when the music was simple, but the songs were, oh so great.
This show really needs no introduction as the music will "do the talking"! Through the late 60's and early 70's, a profusion of bands appeared on the scene. Some of these bands were however only recognised as legends many years later.
Their songs were real, raw and full of emotion. These singer/songwriters paved the way for many others, but more importantly, they affected an entire generation. This, in turn, made many other singers, and "would be singers" pick up their guitar and strum out a rock and roll tune.
With all this in mind, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll has created an experience in itself. Most of the guitars have now gone yellow with age, and the amps are not energy-efficient or as sleek as they are now. There are also no glossy covers and no automatic tuning.
There are just five musicians performing on a dark stage and some fabulous and legendary songs, performed as they should be!
This show will be held on Friday 1st June, 2018 from 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm. It will be on at the Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville.
Cost For this unmissable event will be:
General admission: From $20 to $40 plus booking fee.
Door sales will be $25 and doors open at 7.00 pm with the show starting at 9.00 pm.