decades, the band has dared to cross over the boundaries, combining
rock, blues and the classics.
It hasn't been unusual to find them playing one night alongside a
symphony orchestra and the next night, performing at a jazz festival.
It was the first contemporary band to break through the Iron Curtain
with the historic 1970 tour of eastern Europe.
Back at home, the band headlined at Woodstock, Madison Square
Garden, Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
Some of the songs that continue to thrill fans are "And When I
Die," "God Bless The Child,'' "Hi De Ho" and "Lucretia MacEvil."
Opening the concert will be the Southland Band, which sounds a lot
like another familiar band Chicago, said Gail Stewart, recreation
program coordinator for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department.
Stewart heard them last week on the new band segment on the Mark and
Brian radio show KLOS-FM (95.5) and called their manager. And,
luckily, the band is available.
The group mixes its original songs with familiar classic rock, top
40s, R&B, blues and country rock selections. It has just released a
CD called "Road of Desire."
As this is the final concert of the summer season and the 10th
anniversary of the reopening of the Starlight Bowl, Stewart said,
there are many surprises in store.
Necklaces that glow in the dark will be sold for $1, and 10
grand-prize giveaways will be presented, like a Starlight Bowl-themed
basket featuring four collectible T-shirts and seat cushions and
gifts certificates from Amy's Attic and Acapulco.
The concert begins at 6:15 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m. for
picnicking. Tickets are $5, $3 children ages 4 to 12 and seniors 60
and older. Parking is $2. The Starlight Bowl is at 1249 Lockheed View
Drive, Burbank. For more information, call 525-3721.
SECRETARY SWITCHES TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Burbank resident Patricia Ross spent the last 40 years in
secretarial positions in the entertainment industry. But, she's
launching her second career as a photographer and is debuting with a
show of her work at Pegadoes in Burbank.