Happy Together tour, featuring the Turtles, Micky Dolenz, to hit Waterfront

Waterfront Concerts announced the next show in its summer season – the Happy Together tour, featuring Flo and Eddie of the Turtles, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Gary Puckett of Union Gap, the Grass Roots and the Buckinghams. The concert is set for Friday, July 27; tickets go on sale on Friday, April 6, and are priced at $21-$61, plus service fees.

The Happy Together Tour of 2012 is once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went top ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up; but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967′s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases.

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, a group of four actors with musical backgrounds became the cast of a popular 60s television show on NBC, The Monkees. The Emmy Award winning show ran for two seasons and sparked the formation of a music group that christened many of classic hits of the 60s. Today on the Happy Together Tour, lead singer Micky Dolenz performs Monkees hits like “I’m A Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Valleri,” and many more.

The unmistakable voice of Gary Puckett of the Union Gap still has the power to astound and ears of listeners across the nation. In 1968 the group had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act, including the Beatles. The band’s hits include “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” Over You,” “This Girl is a Woman Now,” and more.

In their 45 years, The Grass Roots have achieved one platinum album, two gold albums, thirteen gold singles, and they charted 29 times with 14 tracks making the Top 40. The Grass Roots created hits, “Let’s Live For Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner Or Later,” and “Temptation Eyes.” Always a crowd pleaser, The Grass Roots keep the hits coming.

The Buckinghams are anything but “Kind of a Drag.” With hit singles like “Don’t You Care,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” and “Susan,” their harmony, spontaneity and humor make their show a must-see.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.