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Gar Francis

Gar Francis

Americana / Rock / Blues Belvidere, NJ  US
The Pain
The Pain
I'm Still Alive
I'm Still Alive
Shine On
Shine On
Tragedy
Tragedy
Back In 1985
Back In 1985

Videos

The Swinging Iggies - The Pain

Shows

  • 2013

    Jul 31

    Morristown, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Gar Francis will join Mark Lindsay on the New Jersey leg of the Happy Together Tour. The show will have performances for these 60's icons on July 31 2013 at the Mayo Theater in Morristown, NJ. Flo & Eddie: Though many remember only their 1967 hit, "Happy Together," The Turtles were one of the more enjoyable American pop groups of the '60s. (Mark Volman, "Flo" aka "Phlorescent Leech", and Howard Kaylan, "Eddie"), were the original founding members. Other hits include "Elenore," and "you Showed Me." After the Turtles dissolved, Volman and Kaylan first joined The Mothers of Invention as "Phlorescent Leech & Eddie". Due to contractual restrictions made early in their career, Mark and Howard were prevented from using the name "The Turtles", as well as their own names in a musical context. Chuck Negron: The world was introduced to Chuck Negron and Three Dog Night in 1969 by the breakthrough – and the band’s first million seller “One.” Driven by Chuck Negron’s solo lead vocals on 4 million selling singles, three #1 records, (one which topped the charts for six weeks, “Joy To The World,”) five top 5 hits and seven top 40 hits, Negron put and kept Three Dog Night on the charts for six years. His soaring, soulful, four octave range and unique vocal styling became a part of the American landscape. His gut wrenching performance on the band’s follow up hit to “One”, “Easy To Be Hard” is now a pop classic, as is his beautiful and smooth vocal on “Old Fashioned Love Song.” Chuck’s unmistakable voice exclaiming “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog” on the multi-Grammy nominated and 1971 Record Of The Year, “Joy To The World” is today a part of Americana, securing a place for Chuck Negron as one of the great singers in rock and pop. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap GARY PUCKETT and the UNION GAP was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits with the following titles: "Young Girl," "Woman Woman," "Lady Willpower" and "Over You." Mark Lindsay, formerly of Paul Revere & the Raiders Mark Lindsay is best known as the frontman for Paul Revere & the Raiders, who scored a series of hits from the 1960s into the early '70s. Although the band was named for keyboard player Revere, it was Lindsay who was the most identifiable member, and as time went on, he took over songwriting and producing chores for the group. Lindsay left in the mid-'70s. One of the most popular and entertaining groups of the 1960s, Paul Revere & the Raiders enjoyed seven years of serious chart action, and during their three biggest years (1966-1969), sold records in numbers second only to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Hits include "Steppin' Out," "Just Like Me," "Hungry," "Him or Me-What's It Gonna Be" and "Kicks." Gary Lewis and the Playboys Gary Lewis is the son of Jerry Lewis. Just as the comedy antics of Jerry Lewis skyrocketed him to fame when he was just barely out of his teens. son Gary had achieved comparable success in the music field... also at a young and carefree age. His first single, This Diamond Ring straight to number one. After their second hit titled Count Me In went to number two, Gary and the band proved that they would be a continued success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as Save Your Heart For M, Everybody Loves A Clown, She's Just My Style, Sure Gonna Miss Her, and many more. In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year", winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960's to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine's Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

  • 2013

    Jul 30

    Englewood, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Gar Francis will join Mark Lindsay on stage at the New Jersey leg of the Happy Together Tour 2013 this Saturday July 30 2013 THE HAPPY TOGETHER 2013 TOUR stars THE TURTLES featuring FLO and EDDIE, CHUCK NEGRON former lead singer of THREE DOG NIGHT, GARY PUCKETT and THE UNION GAP, MARK LINDSEY former lead singer of PAUL REVERE and THE RAIDERS plus GARY LEWIS and THE PLAYBOYS. They have over 33 TOP TEN HITS including HAPPY TOGETHER, YOU KNOW SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME, JOY TO THE WORLD, ONE (Is The Loneliest Number), YOUNG GIRL, WOMAN,WOMAN, KICKS, HUNGRY, THIS DIAMOND RING, and COUNT ME IN and combined, a total of 64 TOP 40 HITS and more than 20 GOLD and PLATINUM albums! The two and a half hour show is "ALL THE HITS and JUST THE HITS"! For the past two years THE HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR has been a highlight of the the summer concert season in theaters and amphitheaters all across America. Come and enjoy the great songs they recorded during the 60's and 70's, the original artists, live and in person.

  • 2013

    Jul 27

    Red Bank, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Gar Francis will join Mark Lindsay on stage at the New Jersey leg of the Happy Together Tour 2013 this Saturday July 27, 2013 THE HAPPY TOGETHER 2013 TOUR stars THE TURTLES featuring FLO and EDDIE, CHUCK NEGRON former lead singer of THREE DOG NIGHT, GARY PUCKETT and THE UNION GAP, MARK LINDSEY former lead singer of PAUL REVERE and THE RAIDERS plus GARY LEWIS and THE PLAYBOYS. They have over 33 TOP TEN HITS including HAPPY TOGETHER, YOU KNOW SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME, JOY TO THE WORLD, ONE (Is The Loneliest Number), YOUNG GIRL, WOMAN,WOMAN, KICKS, HUNGRY, THIS DIAMOND RING, and COUNT ME IN and combined, a total of 64 TOP 40 HITS and more than 20 GOLD and PLATINUM albums! The two and a half hour show is "ALL THE HITS and JUST THE HITS"! For the past two years THE HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR has been a highlight of the the summer concert season in theaters and amphitheaters all across America. Come and enjoy the great songs they recorded during the 60's and 70's, the original artists, live and in person.

  • 2012

    Oct 28

    Belvidere, NJ, US | 2:00pm

    Gar Francis Band at SHOWTIME Sunday 2:00pm 2 sets Tickets are on sale now at joboutshowtime@aol.com This is an unique venue and a great place to see a live performance by the Gar Francis Band.

  • 2012

    Oct 27

    Princeton, NJ, US | 6:30pm

    Bongo Boy Recording Artist Gar Francis and his band will be playing at the Thearte located at the Princeton University on Oct 27 starting at 7:40pm This is cool venue and not a coffee shop as the name may make you think. October 27th Princeton University Theatre, Princeton, NJ Cafe Improv in the Solley Theater 8:00pm Gar Francis Acoustic Band http://www.cafeimprov.com/

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    The Bixbys
    Thanks for fan add. Nice songs, great production! Your tunes make for a movie soundtrack. Keep on in the New Year. Buck & Brandi.

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Bass

Gar Francis

Vocals

Rocco Scavone

Drums

Lee Fink

Guitar

About

Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, David Bowie (Official), Joe Strummer, The Doughboys

Label: Bongo Boy Records

Manager: MoPromo Management

Bio: Gar Francis, born Gary T Venittelli was born and raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey.

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