Steven Van Zandt To Reunite The Rascals
The Rascals with Felix Cavaliere were a really good group that gave us some super singles such as: Good Lovin, Groovin, A Girl Like You, How Can I Be Sure, People Got To Be free, You Better Run, and one of my personal favs Carry Me Back. Albums however were another story. It seems whenever they tried to record anything other than a 45, they failed, and slow album sales were the result, that, along with crucial personnel changes, finished the band by the early 70′s.
Steven Van Zandt has launched a Kickstarter campaign to reunite pioneering soul group the Rascals for a batch of reunion shows. The “Once Upon A Dream” shows are set for December 13th, 14th and 15th in the Capital Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and will feature the group’s original lineup of Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli. The shows will be the reunited Rascals’ first public performances in more than 40 years.
The gigs aren’t just simple reunion shows, though: Each performance will be augmented with narration, pre-filmed acted scenes and old footage of the band. Van Zandt and lighting veteran Marc Brickman will produce and direct the performances.
The Rascals started in the mid-Sixties as the Young Rascals, releasing three albums before changing their name. They released multiple hit singles, including Number One songs including “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’” and “People Got to Be Free” before disbanding in 1972.
For more information, visit the “Once Upon A Dream” Kickstarter page.