Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Tour
- April 11, 2014
- Location: Riviera Theatre
- Address: 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
- Times: 8pm
- Admission: Adult, $59 & $69; Senior, $55 & $65
- Phone: 716-692-2413
- Venue: Riviera Theatre
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The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Tour" starring Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore and Frankie Avalon on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Neil Sedaka established himself in 1958 and churned out hits from 1960 to 1962. His flow of Top 30 hits during this period included "Stairway to Heaven", "You Mean Everything to Me", "Calendar Girl", "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Next Door to an Angel". When not recording his own songs, he and Howard Greenfield were writing for other performers such as Connie Francis and Jimmy Clanton.
Lesley Gore's first hit, "It's My Party" was followed by many other hits, including the sequel "Jody's Turn to Cry", "She's a Fool", and the million dollar-selling "You Don't Own Me". She also recorded "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" from the 1965 movie Ski Party. Gore composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 film Fame, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for "Out Here on My Own".
Frankie Avalon recorded "Venus" and "Why" in 1959 which went to #1 on Billboard. Singles from 1958 to 1962 included "Just Ask Your Heart", "I'll Wait For You", Bobbysox to Stockings", and A Boy Without a Girl". Avalon starred in a number of popular "beach party" comedy films during the mid-1960's with Annette Funicello including Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo.
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