Doobie Brothers and Three Dog Night headline legendary show.
(Cleveland) - The 2013 Moondog Coronation Ball lineup has been announced! It was unveiled this morning on WMJI Majic 105.7 FM.
Moondog 2013 will feature The Doobie Brothers, Three Dog Night, “The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards” and The Spencer Davis Group.
This year’s event at Quicken Loans Arena will mark the 61st Anniversary of the original Moondog Coronation Ball held at the Cleveland Arena in 1952. Moondog 2013 will be presented by Runyon & Sons Roofing in Association with Klaben Autostores.
Aside from a few years of inactivity in the mid-eighties, The Doobie Brothers have continued to perform, create and record for more than four decades including their upcoming release, World Gone Crazy. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and 30 year-plus veterans, John McFee and Michael Hossack, The Doobie Brothers continue to honor the band’s legacy. The group first hit the charts in 1972 and since then their songs have become anthems for a generation and include Listen To The Music, Long Train Runnin’, China Grove and Black Water.
Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrate their fourth decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. From 1969-1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including the No.1 singles, 11 Top 10's, 18 straight Top 20's, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs.
Dennis Edwards was the first new Temptation to enter the group after their "classic five" heyday, when he replaced David Ruffin as lead singer in July 1968. The Temptations officially introduced Edwards on July 9, 1968 on stage in Valley Forge, Pa. With his rougher gospel-hewn vocals, Edwards led the group through its psychedelic, funk and disco periods; two of the Temptations songs he appears on, Cloud Nine (1968) and Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (1972), won Grammy Awards. Edwards was the lead singer on many or the other Temptations hits including I Cant’ Get Next To You, Ball of Confusion, Psychedelic Shack, and My Girl. The Temptations became one of the most successful Motown groups in the world.
Hailing from Wales, Spencer founded the famed Spencer Davis Group in 1963, producing a dozen top 10 hit songs, including Gimme Some Lovin, Somebody Help Me, I’m a Man and Keep On Runnin, helping to bring British rock ‘n roll to the rest of the world. Touring with The Rolling Stones and The Who when they were still working clubs, having after-hour drinks with The Beatles, jamming with John Baldry, Charlie Watts and Long and Jack Bruce were heady days for Spencer. When the hits started to come one after the other, his momentum spurred major U.S. success.
Tickets for Moondog 2013 go on sale Friday, February 1, at 10 a.m.
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