Golden Joe Baker Official Tribute Web Site

Songs, Stories and Memories

The Regent Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2003

CONTACT:

Chuck White (781) 893-6419

Leland Stein (781) 643-4488

 

REGENT THEATRE CONCERT TO BENEFIT BOSTON ROCK & ROLL MUSEUM

BOSTON ROCK LEGENDS BARRY AND THE REMAINS, THE MODS AND SPECIAL GUESTS TO RECREATE "LIVE AT THE SURF" MAY 17

 

On Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm, The Boston Rock & Roll Museum and the Regent Theatre in Arlington will present—live on stage—Boston rock legends of the 1960s. “Live at the Surf” will be a one-night-only concert and multi-media salute hosted by legendary Boston radio personality, Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg.

 

The show will be headlined by The Remains—one of the most popular bands in Boston rock history—and will feature a very special performance by The Mods, one of the house bands at The Surf, in their first appearance since 1967. Also on the bill will be a “supergroup” assembled especially for the occasion, The Surf All-Stars, featuring Lenny Collins and Lenny Petze of the original Rondells, Lenny Baker (later with ShaNaNa), Bobby Matulina, and Nicky Ladio of the original Pilgrims; Bobby “Jesse” Henderson of the Rockin’ Ramrods, Moulty of the Barbarians, Scott “The Cat” Anderson, Myles Connor of The Wild Ones, and Golden Joe Baker. The event will also include rare film and video clips, a slide show, and an exhibit area with posters and other memorabilia from the Surf era.

 

The Remains, led by Barry Tashian, took Boston by storm in 1964 and 1965 playing packed houses everywhere including The Rathskeller where fans lined up from Kenmore Square to Fenway Park to see them. They had several regional hit singles on Epic Records and performed for 14 million viewers on Ed Sullivan’s Christmas Show. In 1966, the group appeared on NBC TV's Hullabaloo, and garnered a coveted spot as opening act on The Beatles’ U.S. tour. Soon after, Epic Records released The Remains’ first album, but by then they had disbanded. Last year, over three decades later, they released a new album, Movin’ On.

 

“Live at the Surf” will be the first of more than a dozen shows being planned at the Regent to honor a span of over five decades of New England music history, and to benefit, in part, the Boston Rock & Roll Museum. Each event will focus on the particular club that was the hub of the music scene during a particular era: upcoming shows now in the works include “Live at the Channel,” “Live at Jack’s,” “Live at the Rat,” and “Live at the Boston Tea Party.”

 

The Boston Rock & Roll Museum has recently established the New England Music Archive at the Regent Theatre, where thousands of posters, photos, music magazines, newspaper articles, recordings, and countless other items of music memorabilia are being organized and documented. The archive is a major step towards establishing a brick and mortar home for the museum that is currently only virtual at www.dirtywater.com.

 

The “Live at the Surf” Boston Rock & Roll Museum benefit will be held at the historic Regent Theatre on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and $35. Located at 7 Medford St. (just off Mass. Ave.) in Arlington Center—minutes from Cambridge and Boston—the Regent Theatre is MBTA and wheelchair accessible with plenty of free parking across the street. The event is made possible in part by Daddy’s Junky Music. For tickets or further information call (781) 646-4TIX (4849)
 

 

 

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