April 8, 2013
The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Shawnee State University, announces the fourteenth annual Rock 'N Roll House Party to be held Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Wendy's and WNXT are hosting the event.
This annual celebration of classic rock 'n roll will feature two renowned artists: Burton Cummings, the former singer/songwriter of The Guess Who and The Buckinghams, a legendary 60's band.
Cummings is one of the most celebrated rock artists in history with a career that spans more than forty years. His biggest hits include These Eyes, Laughing, NoTime, American Woman, Share The Land, Hang On To Your Life, Albert Flasher, Sour Suite, Orly, Glamour Boy, Star Baby, Clap For The Wolfman, Dancin' Fool, Stand Tall, I'm Scared, My Own Way To Rock, I Will Play a Rhapsody, Timeless Love, Break It To Them Gently, Dream Of A Child, Fine State of Affairs, Love Dreams and You Saved My Soul.
With the Guess Who Cummings earned the first US platinum album by a Canadian artist, and on his own the first quadruple platinum Canadian produced album. Altogether Burton has earned some 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book The 100 Top Canadian Singles ranked American Woman the greatest Canadian single of all time. He also enjoys a world-wide stature shared by only a select few artists. His most recent album, 2008's critically-acclaimed Above The Ground, was his first ever to feature all original songs by Burton.
The Buckinghams feature original band members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their chart-topping 60's and 70's hits including Kind of a Drag, Don't You Care, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song, Susan, and I love you, yes I do. In 2009, The Buckinghams were inducted into the prestigious Hit Parade Hall of Fame.