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'Happy Together Tour' returns to Erie County Fair


Tue, Mar 29th 2022 12:50 pm

Lineup features The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Vogues & The Cowsills

An ensemble lineup of legendary pop music superstars from the 1960s and ’70s returns to The Buffalo News Grandstand at the 2022 Erie County Fair. The “Happy Together Tour” will take to the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

2022 will mark the 13th year of the successful, hit-filled summer package that has crisscrossed the nation for over a decade with a show full of chart-topping hits – an incredible 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes.

The tour once again features The Turtles, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Along with The Turtles will be Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Vogues and The Cowsills.

The Turtles are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With such hits as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late ’60s. Ron Dante joins the lineup with his own hits, “Sugar Sugar” and “Tracy.”

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap fans will affectionately remember “Young Girl,” “Over You,” “Woman, Woman,” “This Girl Is A Woman Now,” “Lady Willpower” and “Don’t Give In To Him.”

Also returning to the tour for 2022, The Association, who enjoyed radio success in the ’60s with No. 1 hits “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary.”

The Buckinghams were formed in 1966, and went on to become one of the top selling acts of late-’60s with their hits “Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” ”Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song." With three chart hits at one time on two labels in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them "The Most Listened to Band in America."

The Vogues had numerous Top 10 hits with singles “Five O’Clock World,” “You’re The One,” “My Special Angel” and “Turn Around Look At Me.”

The Cowsills, a harmonious family act (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash ’60s television show “The Partridge Family,” feature hit songs “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “The Rain The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl).”

Tickets for the “Happy Together Tour” will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10, via www.tickets.com. Those purchased prior to the day of the show will include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the performance. For members of the Erie County Agricultural Society, tickets will go on sale one day early. To become a member, visit https://www.ecfair.org/ecasmembership before May 31.

The Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 10-21. For more information, visit www.ECFair.org.

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