Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lonnie Lee. Still playing the music you grew up with.

Vintage FM has announced that they are promoting Lonnie Lee on Saturday the 31st of January at Panthers Evan Theatre. This will be a Great Night, a night not to be missed. Tickets available at Panthers or Thru Ticketek. 

Lonnie Lee posted:
"Whilst we are in Tamworth at the Services Club on Sat 17, Sun 18, Mon 19 and Tues 20th all at 2pm we come back to a big show at Penrith Panthers Evan Theatre on Sat Jan 31st at 8pm presented by Vintage FM "Playing the music we grew up with") on Western Sydney FM 87.6 and 87.8. Bookings now open and we're ready to rock !!

Ain't it so in 1959, was a big hit for Lonnie Lee. This was followed by Starlight Starbright then in 1960, Yes Indeed I do, I found a new love, Defenceless. In 1961 and 1962 Sit Around and Talk, When the bells stop ringing, Sitting by the river, Don't you know Pretty baby and others.

His last #1 record was in 1969 with his own song ' Sad Over Someone' (SOS)
Over all he had 8 national #1 hits and 5 Gold Records. Lonnie currently tours Australia, and the world playing your favourites, the music you grew up with, 

In October 2007 he toured with fellow performers Crash Craddock, Bobby Vee and Lesley Gore from that original Rock'n'Roll era and many still say he was the stand out on that tour. It was an historic tour as 49 years before, he had toured with Crash with The Everley Brothers and other US stars of the time.

In 2008 he launched another show titled, Lonnie Lee's CRY!. It features 20 plus songs made popular by Johnnie Ray the first big pop star who many including Tony Bennett say was the father of Rock'n'Roll. The show features Lonnie, his band The Leemen together with a big band.

This takes Lonnie full circle from his teenager years in the early 1950s when he listened and sang along to these songs on the radio.

Lonnie makes all the songs his own in his Cry Show, with all the influences that makes Lonnie Lee what he is today.
Lonnie, who takes on the role of a crooner and a singer of pop standards and the show, receive rave reviews his management hope to take it internationally.

As well as this show he still continues to perform with his band as Lonnie Lee and the Leemen in the show The Best of Lonnie Lee.

Like other today performers, he has web sites on My Space, Facebook and YouTube

Listen to his music and buy CD's at: Lonnie's Website: 

Please enjoy this playlist from OzLegends

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