Gary U.S. Bonds

B. B. King Blues Club and Grill
237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

As America's baby boomers moved into their mid teens, Gary began his professional career. For his first hit, "New Orleans", attention was brought to the record by having promotional copies sent to radio stations in sleeves inscribed "Buy U.S. Bonds" - hence at age 19, Gary Anderson became Gary U.S. Bonds. The follow-up was the now legendary 'party' record, "Quarter to Three", a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation. Over the next three years, Bonds co-wrote and recorded hit after good-time hit: "School is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," "Seven Day Weekend" and others. He performed throughout the world, rising to a status so high that on a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above a group of relative newcomers...the Beatles. A rare distinction for Gary is that he managed to transcend the decades with hits. His inspiration for Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt, who had grown up on Bonds' music led to a chance meeting in 1980. A friendship developed and, shortly after, a musical collaboration which resulted in Bonds' "Dedication" and "On the Line" LP's, with singles: "This Little Girl Is Mine," "Out of Work," "Jole Blon" and "Daddy's Come Home". Music critics know Gary U.S. Bonds as..."A wonderful performer..." and, as Rolling Stone magazine writes, "...with a unique and expressive voice..", "...rock combo raunch with impassioned, scorched soul singing...", "...some of America's best rock and roll..." Gary tours with his group, the very highly-regarded and powerful, Roadhouse Rockers, performing his hits, some new songs, some rockin' R&B Blues and generally thrilling all audiences. Back In 20, the first new studio album from singer Gary U.S. Bonds in 20 years, features special guest appearances from such friends as Bruce Springsteen, as well as Southside Johnny, Dickey Betts and Phoebe Snow. GENERAL ADMISSION SEATED SHOWS - First Come, First Seated Seating for our concerts are on a first come first served basis; the earlier you are here, the better seats you can get. Sorry, but we cannot seat incomplete parties. All of our seating is cabaret style; you may be seated at a table with other guests. There is a $10 per person Food & Beverage minimum at tables. Appropriate ForAll Ages

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