Gary U.S. Bonds Rocks ‘New Orleans’ At Astoria Park on August 21
Gary U.S. Bonds Rocks ‘New Orleans’ At Astoria Park
If you were a rock-n-roller back when the sound first hit the airwaves, when “poodle skirts” and bobby-sox were the fad – and parents just didn’t understand, surely you remember rocking to the sound of Gary U.S. Bonds.
Circa 1961: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are locked in a battle in the Bronx while teens are tuned in to the frenetic sounds of Gary U.S. Bonds’ “Quarter To Three.” The recording rocked the nation and skyrocketed to the top of the charts in 1961.
You can relive those memories on August 21, when the Central Astoria LDC presents Gary U.S. Bonds at the last of its 2008 Waterfront Concert Series at Astoria Park.
Head over to the lawn at Astoria Park, between 19th Street, Shore Boulevard, the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, at 7:30 p.m. on August 21 for Gary U.S. Bonds live sounds of the 60s, including hits like “New Orleans,” “School Is Out,” and “Come On Let’s Go.”
The concert brings down the curtain on the Central Astoria LDC’s 26th Annual Waterfront Concert series, which featured live performances by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Duprees, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Rocksplosion, Joey Battaglia and the New York Big Band, Joey Dee and the Starliters and Come Together.
“Gary U.S. Bonds” is presented as part of the Central Astoria LDC’s 2008 Waterfront Concert Series, made possible through funds provided by NYC Councilmember Peter Vallone, Jr., through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NY State Assemblymember Michael Gianaris through the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the following corporate sponsors: NRG, Time Warner Cable, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Capital One Bank, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Thomas M. Quinn & Sons Funeral Home and Steinway & Sons Piano.
For information or directions to Astoria Park call 718-728-7820 or visit www.centralastoria.org.