Paul Shafer With Micky Dolenz, Will Lee And Lesley Gore

Donnie Kehr’s ‘Rockers On Broadway’ hit the stage at B.B. King’s Monday night and proved a major success. With Cousin Bruce Morrow handling the M.C.-chores, featuring a cameo by famed broadcaster Les Marchak, the show began with Lesley Gore singing her signature hits “It’s My party” and “You Don’t Own Me.” Forever young Lou Christie continued with his “Lightning Strikes.” There was also a Rascals re-union of sorts, save for the MIA Felix Cavaliere. Gene Cornish and the Brigati Brothers (Eddie and David) delivered their hits “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” and, “How Can I Be Sure.” They brought the crowd to their feet. Interestingly, the contingent was augmented by the always-vivacious Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee. Monkee-Micky Dolenz opened the second act with “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer” and “I’m A Believer,” and several of the Garage Girls A Go Go were included in the production. The Girls, who I want to lovingly refer to as The Shindig Girls, were brought by the lovely Maureen VanZandt, were great! Jeremy Kushnier, who worked with Dolenz in Aida, performed the 1969 hit, “More Today Than Yesterday”, Lisa Brescia did a terrific “California Dreamin’” and “Monday Monday.” Jarrod Emick did a note-for-note rendition of The Doors’ “Break on Through.” Jersey-boy John Lloyd Young did “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” and American Idol’s Diane DeGramo did a sizzling “Somebody To Love.” The entire ensembles closed with a brilliant “All You Need Is Love.” Also in the sold-out crowd, were radio-heavies Tom Cuddy and Mitch Dolan; legendary promotion man Sid Bernstein; producer Russ Titleman; Dolenz’s PR-gadfly David Salidor sitting with Dolenz’s wife Donna; PR-legend Carol Ross; and, Jeremy Mazal from The Palm West.
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