Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bay City Rollers/The Heywoods, Deadwood, SD

Deadwood, the historic old west town in South Dakota's Black Hills, started a 50s-70s themed weekend a few years ago called Kool Deadwood Nites. It includes a huge car rally/show competition and great music of the era. This year's concerts were by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods and the Bay City Rollers.

The concert stage is set up on Main Street with people bringing their own lawn chairs for seating. Both nights were jam packed with spectators for two full blocks. Here are Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods with the crowd. You might remember their 1974 No. 1 Hit, "Billy, Don't be a Hero."

And S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night's headliners - The Bay City Rollers. A little bit of plaid and a lot of bubblegum music makes for a fun evening.

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