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MP3 1960s Music Festival - Concert For The Hurricane Heroes

Sixties music stars come together for the first time in concert benefiting the heroes of Hurricane Marty. Features Chris Montez, and members of 60s super groups Spanky and Our Gang, Mamas and Papas, Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and HP Lovecraft.

11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 60''s Rock, ROCK: Folk Rock

Never before had this group of 60s icons played together, and many their first performance in Mexico. The result was a magical muscial moment that will be fondly remembered by all. Unfortunately after months of work and planning when the concert dates arrived I was sick as a dog! The local doc wanted me to go to hospital, but I told him the show must go on! Johnny Kito arrived with a nasty flu too, but mega professional that he is the music came through beautifully. I mention this because on this disc is my first released cover of a Randy Newman song (I''m a serious fan)and my voice was croaky, but has heart. Hope you like it Randy. - Leslie Sahlen, Producer

Rare Performances By 1960s Music Legends
for Hurricane Heroes in Mexico!

SAN CARLOS, SONORA, MEXICO - More than a dozen of the top singers and musicians of the 1960s music era gathered for an unprecedented event at the Paradiso Hotel Resort, to benefit San Carlos'' non profit emergency medical service, RESCATE, and CASA de la CULTURA of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. The well known musical stars donated their talents for two Main Stage Concerts, Sunday Dec. 7 and Monday Dec. 8, 2003.

On Monday, September 22, 2003, at 7:00pm, San Carlos and Guaymas was hit by the full force of Hurricane Marty causing widespread destruction of homes and businesses. The RESCATE ambulance rescue were heroes many times over. Funds from the Festival in December will replenish the emergency medical supplies seriously depleted during the hurricane..

On Saturday Dec. 6 during the festival , the PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL of SAN CARLOS hosted "Para Los Ninos." Gifted music students at Casa de la Cultura, a non profit providing free after school music education to the children of Guaymas, enjoyed a Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar master class with featured guitarist Peter Childs (Knob Lick Upper 10,000) and a concert from Chris Montez and Eddie Ponder (Spanky and Our Gang, Flying Burrito Brothers). Students also received donated musical instruments including FIVE new guitars generously provided by Guitar Center of Tucson, Arizona.

Opening the festival, Dec 5 was "Songs After Sunset," an old fashioned hoot night! Folks dusted off old guitars to join us on the beach. Bobby Sahlen held down the stage until the bus arrived from the airport with the featured performers. About 70 people stayed to enjoy spontaneous jams with Chris Montez, Ethan Edward and Peter Childs.
Performing individually and in groups for the two Main Stage Concerts were:

Chris Montez (Mexican American singer & songwriter)
Hits include "Let''s Dance," "Call Me," "The More I See You"

Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang and The Mamas and The Papas)
Hits include "Lazy Day''" "Sunday Will Never Be The Same," "Like To Get To Know You"

John Kito (Musical Director The Mamas and The Papas)
Hits include "California Dreaming," "Dream A Little Dream of Me," "Monday Monday"

Kenny Hodges (Spanky and Our Gang)
Wrote Hit song "And She''s Mine"

Eddie Ponder (Spanky and Our Gang, Flying Burrito Bros.)

Carlos Bernal (Spanky & Our Gang, Turtles, Byrds)
"Turn Turn Turn," "Mr. Tambourine Man"

Ethan "George Edwards" Kenning (HP Lovecraft, Manhattan Transfer) "White Ship"

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