Charlie Gracie In Concert
One of Philadelphia's original pioneers of rock 'n' roll, Charlie Gracie has put together a career that's spanned more than 60 years. At 14, he experienced his first moment in the spotlight on Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club,a popular variety show from the early 1950s. Since then, Gracie has blended blues, country and gospel into his particular style of rock, in the process eliciting praise from the likes of George Harrison and Paul McCartney, who recently paid tribute to Gracie by covering one of Gracie's biggest hits, "Fabulous."
Decades have passed since Gracie burst onto the scene, but the 75-year-old is still doing what he loves best. This past decade, he's toured with Van Morrison, and he recently released For the Love of Charlie. Produced by Al Kooper (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix), the album also features contributions from Graham Nash and Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), among others. Hear Gracie perform a live set of tunes at World Cafe Live, from his hometown of Philadelphia.
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