Danbury Fields Forever III announced June 23 two well-known names have been added to its July 26-27 Beatles festival in Connecticut. Original Herman’s Hermits member Karl Green and Ian Lloyd of Stories, known for their hit of “Brother Louie,” will perform at the event, which will also feature a lineup of 20 tribute bands playing music of the ’60s.
Karl Green, who will appear only July 26, was a founding member of Herman’s Hermits, one of the super groups of the British Invasion and mainstays on the cover of endless teen magazines. Green played bass and harmonica, wrote songs for the group and was back-up vocalist. In the Herman’s Hermits’ first motion picture, “Hold On!,” recently shown on Turner Classic Movies, he was second-billed to Peter Noone.
Ian Lloyd, who will perform only on July 27, formed The Stories in the early ’70s with Michael Brown, founding member of The Left Banke who were known for the hit “Walk Away Renee.” The group’s first Billboard hit, “I’m Coming Home,” reached No 42 in June, 1972. It took a year, but their follow-up hit, “Brother Louie,” hit number 1 in June, 1973. A follow-up that October, “Mammy Blue,” hit number 50.
“Danbury Fields Forever” which will take place at Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Ext in Danbury, Conn. It will feature 20 bands each day playing the music of The Beatles, solo material and songs from the ’60s. Doors will open at noon,and the music will continue until 8 p.m. daily.
Performing bands include The Hofners, AfterFab, The Oh-Nos, BeatleHead, The Mystery Tour, One Sweet Dream McCartney Tribute, Lennon Legacy, Rotary, The Way-Back Machine, Studio Two, Pat Horgan’s Thunder Road, Charlie Guitar, Genetic Control, Pete Santora’s George Harrison tribute, Bill Connors Empty Garden Elton John tribute, and the national touring show, Beatlemania Again. School of Rock students from New York and CT will also be performing, as well as winners from “Star On The Web.”
The event, in its third year, will run for two days for the first time. Single-day “Ticket to Ride” admissions to the Festival start at $19.64. Discount advance tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. V.I.P. Tickets, discounted two-day passes and hotel packages are also available. Visit www.Fab4MusicFestival.com for more information. Danbury Fields Forever III is presented by Charles F. Rosenay!!!’s Liverpool Productions, which also presented NYC FAB 50 and are organizers of the annual Magical History Tours to Liverpool & London. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit charity.