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By Steven Lieberman
Observer Reporter 

Canyon Club Concert


September 26, 2019


Five musical acts that you don't want to miss are landing at The Canyon Club.

On September 1, the British Invasion invades The Rose in Pasadena with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone.

At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as the lead singer of the legendary sixties pop band, singing hits like "I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "There's a Kind of Hush," "Listen People," and his anthem "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," among many others.

Ultimately, Herman's Hermits sold over 60 million recordings and 14 singles and seven albums went gold.

Noone is known to be larger-than-life on stage. He's talented, witty and has a great connection to the members of the audience. Nobody has more fun than him and his spirit is contagious.

Next, Junior Brown will make an appearance at the The Rose on September 15 with his original distinctive country voice and unique double-necked "Guit-Steel" guitar.

He writes nearly all of his own songs and thrills audiences as he switches from steel guitar to standard guitar on the same instrument mid-song.

His style of songwriting employs subtle dry wit and humor and he incorporates a wide range of styles.

Some of his biggest hits are "Highway Patrol," "Too Many Nights in a Roadhouse," "Broke Down South of Dallas," among many others.

Then, on September 20 at The Rose, Martha Davis & The Motels will take the stage.

One of LA's original new wave bands, they scored big with hits including "Only the Lonely," "Suddenly Last Summer," "Danger," among many others.

They gathered up two gold albums with Davis on lead vocals and also doing some songwriting. She won Best Performance in a Music Video at the American Music Awards for her performance in the "Only the Lonely" video.

With an '80's revival now in full swing, they are back on the road pleasing their legion of fans.

At the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on September 10, living legend David Crosby & Friends will be treating his adoring fans to his music.

Everybody knows that he is one of the famous voices from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and is also a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

In his unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones not only as a solo artist, but as a founding member of The Byrds in the mid-60's.

A folk rock pioneer, he was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 serving as our social conscience writing about societal issues ("Wooden Ships") and donating concert proceeds to likeminded causes.

At 75, Crosby remains engaged and energized as ever, keeping the floodgates open to his creativeness.

Finally, on September 27, also at the Saban Theatre, fans will experience "Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour."

Both pioneers of rock music, they'll perform on stage together for the first time in a cutting-edge holographic performance with remastered audio which will transport the audience back in time as they sing their greatest hits.

There will be a live band on stage and back-up singers.

Orbison's first hit was his own composition "Only the Lonely," which climbed to a #2 spot on the Billboard Singles chart. Between 1960 and 1965, he recorded nine Top 10 hits and another ten that broke into the Top 40. These included "Running Scared," "Crying," "It's Over," and "Oh, Pretty Woman."


Orbison was also part of the all-star supergroup "The Traveling Willburys," which also included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. He was inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and died shortly thereafter from a heart attack in December 1988.

Holly was a rockabilly singer/songwriter who paved the way for many rockers that followed.

He wrote his breakthrough hit, "That'll Be The Day," in 1957. Between August 1957 and August 1958, Buddy Holly & The Crickets charted seven different Top 40 singles, including "Well All Right," "Words of Love," "Peggy Sue," Maybe Baby," "It's So Easy," and more.

Holly died tragically in a private plane crash, along with entertainers Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, at the young age of 22.

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