bergenPAC Adds The Musical Box, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of Moon & More to Summer Lineup
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces exciting new shows for everyone! See The Musical Box on Saturday, July 19th and Classic Albums Live Presents, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and the it's America on Wednesday, October 15th at 8PM and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on Saturday, November 15th at 8PM- the new shows go on sale Friday May 9th 2014 at 11am be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Celebrating Peter Gabriel of Genesis
The Musical Box formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1993 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 1973 album Selling England by the Pound. The original band was a seven-piece, and incorporated visual effects and costumes that were in the original Genesis shows of the 1970s.
The Musical Box covered several countries in Europe and a number of Midwestern and eastern US cities.
Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note - cut for cut. This Pink Floyd concert experience features hits from Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon including "Money," "In Time," and more. In addition to the note for note recreation of the album, Classic Albums Live will also present a second half highlighting Pink Floyd's greatest hits.
PINK FLOYD'S DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. It built on ideas explored in the band's earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterized their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist, Syd Barrett. The Dark Side of the Moon's themes include conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.
The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success, topping the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week. It subsequently remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. It has twice been remastered and re-released, and has been covered in its entirety by several other acts. It spawned two singles, "Money" and "Time". In addition to its commercial success, The Dark Side of the Moon is one of Pink Floyd's most popular albums among fans and critics, and is frequently ranked as one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
Iconic folk-rock band America hit major success in the early to mid '70s with their #1 hits such as, "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair" and "Young Moon" and received the Grammy Award for Best New Musical Artist in 1972. Originally comprised of members Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, America were up against tough acts in the '70s like James Taylor and Rod Stewart but still ended up as Warner Brothers Records' top selling act of the decade.
By the group's fourth album, Holiday, the producer for the Beatles, George Martin, enhanced America's music style and sound. Following the release of the album, America had two of their singles "Tin Man" and "Lonely People" reach No.4 and No.5 on the charts in 1975. George Martin continued to work with them on the next few albums.
Since becoming a duo in 1977, Bunnell and Beckley have produced many more albums and had singles "You Can Do Magic" reach #8 on the pop charts in 1982 and "The Border" reach #33 on the pop charts the following year.
About Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Since 1976, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have been recording albums and been associated with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. New Jersey native Southside Johnny, otherwise known as John Lyon, is the man behind the success of the musical group since the '70s. He has long been considered the Grandfather of "the New Jersey sound" and has been credited as Jon Bon Jovi's reason for singing.
Rolling Stone voted the band's "Heart of Stone" album that was released in 1978 among the top 100 albums of the '70s and '80s. In 2000, The New York Times voted "Reach Up and Touch the Sky," "At Least We Got Shoes" and "I Don't Want To Go Home" as some of the best albums the band had released.