Spend an evening with one of the greatest bands of 1950’s era, the Coasters, a rhythm and blues, rock’n and roll vocal group whose tunes captivated people for many generations. Their songs owned the music charts in the late 1950’s, and eventually their songs and music influenced other genres and musical groups for years to come. They had a unique style and approach, occupying a special niche in the music scene, and earning the label, “The Crown Princes of Rock’n’ Roll.”
Well get ready to enjoy those sweet sounds of “old time” Rock’n’ Roll as the Coasters, visit Las Cruces for a special performance at the historical Rio Grande Theatre on Saturday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m.
The Coasters had several hits, there first, “Down in Mexico,” was released in the spring of 1956 and sold approximately 500,000 copies. The following year, in 1957, songs “Young Blood” and “Searchin” reached the top of the charts. The Coasters continued their success with a pair of songs in 1958, “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown” both were blockbuster hits. For several weeks, these songs held their ranking on the Billboard top ten list becoming a testament to the Coasters future success. The group became iconic, producing hit after hit, with songs like, “Poison Ivy”, “Along Came Jones”, “Little Egypt”, “Love Potion #9”, “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart”, and “Baby that’s Rock ‘N’ Roll”, to name a few.
So don’t miss out on an exhilarating performance and experience an era of music history that can’t be replaced but only recounted. The evening begins with sounds from Remember Then….A Class Act, a local 50’s, legendary Doo-Whop band from Las Cruces. They warm-up the crowd for the first half-hour before joining the Coasters as back-up. It’s a high-energy show with two great musical groups and a trip back to an era when Rock’n’ Roll was just in its infancy.
The Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 N. Main Street in downtown Las Cruces and opens at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 performance. Reserved seat tickets may be purchased for $39.50, on-line at www.RioGrandeTheatre.com or at the box office located at the 2nd floor of the theatre between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. They are also available at White’s Music Box at 200 S. Main St. For more information please call (575) 523-6403.