ONAMIA -- Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Gary Puckett of the Union Gap, performers from the 1960s, will headline two Teen Idol shows Feb. 7 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $22.
In Hinckley, Roy Clark, star of "Hee Haw" and a Grand Ole Opry mainstay, will be joined by Riders in the Sky for two shows Jan. 24 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center.
Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.
And Ronnie Milsap, country star in the 1970s and '80s, will stage a show at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center.
Tickets go on sale Friday at $28.
For tickets to any of these shows, visit the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet or visit ticketmaster.com.
Noone was born in Manchester, England, where he was a child TV star before forming Herman's Hermits, a band that was part of the "British invasion" in rock music that swept the nation in the 1960s along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The band's hits included "I'm into Something Good," "There's a Kind of Hush," "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "Henry VIII."
Dolenz, one of the most recognized faces from The Monkees, a band and TV program from the late '60s, was born in Los Angeles and spent part of his childhood as part of a circus act. After he was cast for the TV program, he led the band to hit after hit, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Stepping Stone." The Monkees continue to be stars in rock nostalgia, and Dolenz went on to be a movie director, painter and author.
Puckett began singing and playing music with his friends during his childhood in Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1967, he formed The Union Gap, a band that got its start in southern California and soon hit the charts with top-sellers such as "Woman, Woman," "Young Girl," "Lady Willpower" and "Over You." Union Gap had six consecutive gold records, and in 1968, sold more records than any other recording act, including the Beatles.
Like Noone and Dolenz, Puckett has been singing solo for several years.
Clark was born in Meherrin, Va., to a musical family. By the time he was in his teens, he had played banjo, mandolin and guitar. At age 16, he won the National Banjo Championship.
In the early 1960s, Clark was a regular on "The Beverly Hillbillies." In 1969, he became co-host of "Hee Haw." Clark was one of the first country music stars to have his own Las Vegas show, and since then he has toured the nation's top casinos. Over the years, Clark has been named Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Comedian of the Year, and Instrumentalist of the Year.
Among his hit recordings are "Yesterday When I Was Young" and "September Song."
Formed in 1977, the four-member band Riders in the Sky has been committed to preserving the sounds of the old West in the traditions of Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers.
The group has toured extensively and has appeared on several television shows. Riders in the Sky provided music for the movie "Toy Story 2," and their album Woody's Roundup, which grew out of that motion picture, won a Grammy in 2001 for best children's album.
Milsap was the first person in the country music industry to achieve the status of 40 No. 1 singles as a solo artist. He won six Grammys. And he sold more than 23 million records.
Milsap was born in Robbinsville, N.C., and received his musical education at the State School for the Blind where he learned to play guitar, violin, clarinet and cello, as well as piano. Before launching his own career, Milsap played keyboard and sang harmony with Elvis Presley on recordings of "Don't Cry Daddy" and "Kentucky Rain."
Milsap recorded a steady stream of hits in the mid-1970s through the 1980s, including "Pure Love," "A Legend in my Time," "I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World" and "Day Dreams About Night Things."
Milsap has won six Grammys for best male country vocal performance, Country Music Association's male vocalist of the year in 1974, 1976 and 1977, and was Entertainer of the Year in 1977 along with top male vocalist award in 1982.
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