uArts Summer in the City Event
One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams' live concerts pack power into 60s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with chart-topping 60s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 70s favorites in their sets, electrifying audiences with high-energy fun. Original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band continue to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that get crowds on their feet.
Their #1 song, "Kind of a Drag" is a standout favorite that first made them famous. Next came national chart hits, 15 singles, and 8 acclaimed albums. When Billboard Magazine named them "The Most Listened to Band in America," The Buckinghams became national favorites on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour, American Bandstand, and more.
With 3 songs on the Top 10 simultaneously, The Buckinghams enjoyed phenomenal success with hit singles including the powerful "Don't You Care", the soulful "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", and the national anthem of teenage love, "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song", on the national charts simultaneously. In 1968, the Buckinghams debuted "Susan" on The Ed Sullivan Show. In concerts today, crowds still sing along, "I love you, yes I do".
Thousands of loyal fans remain devoted today, as their hits continue to be heard on oldies radio, classic rock stations, Sirius/XM satellite and Internet channels. Ever as enthusiastic and effervescent as when their records began their ascents up national charts, The Buckinghams' Giammarese and Fortuna deliver nonstop, high-energy performances that audiences appreciate and request in shows filled with longtime fans, as well as new friends-teens and young adults.