Rediscover the 60s all over again, as we share a song scrapbook almost 50 years in the making. Our musical journey began in 1965, in opening moments of our generation—The Beatles, the British Invasion, and U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s own Camelot belonged to us.
Starting from Chicago, we captured styles of The Beatles and the British Invasion in our look and style, as we appeared on WGN-TV’s “All Time Hits.” When our big break came to record at the legendary Chess Studios for Chicago’s USA Records, our first singles reflected those same influences. We were young, impressionable, anxious to succeed, and we worked hard to learn fast.
“I’ll Go Crazy” (James Brown), “I’ve Been Wrong” (The Hollies), “I Call Your Name” (The Beatles), “You Make Me Feel Good” (The Zombies), and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (Lloyd Price, Elvis)—those songs were “who we were” on stage. Here now for you are those songs, which marked our entry onto Chicago’s WLS and WCFL radio playlists.
With the #1 success of “Kind of a Drag,” we graduated to national artist spotlight, recording for Columbia. In 1967 we were named Billboard’s “Most Listened to Band in America” on the strength of our newly minted signature, “Pop/Rock Horn Sound.”
Think back to those days again as you again enjoy “Don’t You Care,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” “Susan,” and “You Misunderstand Me,” that we recorded for Fuel in 2008, hear also our “Back in Love Again,” also new just for you. Young men went to war as these songs were on the radio. Teenage girls hoped their guys would return home and waited for them, as these songs were on the radio. The Buckinghams brought “home” across the miles for many.
Remember those days now. Life was simple. Being together with those you loved was all you needed to live. Now, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the music transport you. Glide back in your mind to precious times left behind. Join us, won’t you?
Flashback!! with The Buckinghams!
Nick Fortuna, Dave Zane
Rocky Penn, Tom Scheckel
Carlo Isabelli, Steve Frost
Dawn Lee Wakefield
World Stage Studio
Burr Ridge, IL
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