Spencer, IA (CCF)--The Clay County Fair Grandstand stage will feature David Cassidy presents The World’s Greatest Teen Idols in concert featuring Cassidy, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and Micky Dolenz (Monkees) on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Lite 104.9.
Audiences will be reminded of the highlights of their youth through the songbooks of their lives with the hits from these three stars who together have a total of 42 charted songs and have sold over 250 million records. And now they’re together on stage for the very first time. Audiences will hear “I Think I Love You,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” "There's a Kind of Hush" and many more classic and timeless hits that have transcended three generations over five decades.
They have more in common than meets the eye – each started his illustrious career on television, Cassidy on “The Partridge Family,” Dolenz on “The Monkees” and Noone on the British soap opera “Coronation Street.” As young lads, they each then became singing sensations. Noone became known as Herman of Herman’s Hermits, which spawned such hits as “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “Listen People”, and many more.
Monkees’ hits on which Dolenz sang lead vocals included "Last Train to Clarksville," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "I'm a Believer," “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and, of course, “The Monkees” theme song. The Monkees achieved their greatest success as recording artists selling in excess of 65 million units and achieving worldwide fame. Their first four albums, “The Monkees,” “More of the Monkees,” “Headquarters,” and “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd,” each reached number one on the charts. After the Emmy Award-winning television show ended, Dolenz went on to become a successful writer, producer and director and has enjoyed starring on Broadway and on London’s West End.
Cassidy saw success both on “The Partridge Family” and as a solo artist with hits that included “I Woke Up in Love This Morning,” “C’mon Get Happy,” “Cherish,” “I Write the Songs,” “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” ”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” ”Could It Be Forever,” ”How Can I Be Sure,” ”Rock Me Baby,” and his trademark song “I Think I Love You.” Ten albums by The Partridge Family and five solo albums were produced during the show and many more thereafter. His concert in New York's Madison Square Garden sold out in less than 30 minutes, an all-time record (without the existence of the Internet) and resulted in riots. His concert tours of the UK included six sellout concerts at Wembley Stadium over one weekend in 1973. He continued to act, receiving an Emmy nomination for “Police Story.”
Ticket information for this entertaining evening will be available later this spring.