D E N N I S T U F A N O
THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF
T H E B U C K I N G H A M S
“Kind of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” “Back In Love Again”
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IN ITS ENTIRETY
Dennis Tufano is the original "voice" of “The Buckinghams”. the Chicago-based group that scored a string of five Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the #1 “Kind of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” and “Back In Love Again”. Following his success in the Buckinghams, Dennis was part of the song-writing duo "Tufano and Giammarese" and recorded three albums with Lou Adler's custom label, Ode Records. Appearing as guest vocalist he went on to co-write with renowned composer and musician Tom Scott. With Scott as composer, Dennis performed the "original title/theme song" for the long running "Family Ties" television show.
Dennis also wrote the music and performed with Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, on Taupin's album, " He Who Rides The Tiger ". Subsequently he teamed again with Taupin to co-write, co-produce and perform the Farm Dogs album “Last Stand In Open Country”.
Back on the road, Dennis joined Olivia Newton-John on her hugely successful tour and was featured, with her on the HBO Special in two dramatically inspired duets.
As an actor, Dennis has also worked in film, television, radio and commercials.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dennis Tufano official website
Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:00 pm ET
Original Hitmakers of Summer Tour
Dennis Tufano, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, Rock and the Rollers
Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala, FL.
Tickets: $35-$60; Doors open 6 pm ET
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:00 pm PT
Best of the '60s
Dennis Tufano with Special Guests Cannibal and The Headhunters
The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
All ticket purchasers will be entered to win a guitar that will be
autographed by the artists in the show.
Tickets: $30; Doors open at 6 pm PT
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7 pm ET
Rockin' Oldies Dance Party
Dennis Tufano, The Vogues, Bobby Wilson, The Trammps
The Grand Opera House, Copeland Hall, Wilmington, DE
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7 pm ET
Dennis Tufano, Herman's Hermits, Jay and the Americans,
1910 Fruitgum Company
Proctor's Theater, Schenectady, NY
CRUISES FEATURING DENNIS TUFANO
ROCKY’S ROCKIN CRUISES
ROCKIN IN THE CARRIBEAN
February 12 – 19, 2023
Wonder of the Seas
EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE
Rocky & The Rollers
America’s Premier Rock and Roll Band
Jon “Bowzer” Bauman
“Formerly of Sha Na Na – Born to Hand Jive”
“Formerly of Sha Na Na – Those Magic Changes”
“original lead singer of The Buckinghams – Kind of a Drag”
Jay Siegel’s Tokens
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Portrait of My Love”
La La Brooks
“original lead singer of The Crystals – He’s a Rebel”
“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”
“The More I See You – Let’s Dance”
“Peppermint Twist -Shout”
“I Will Follow Him”
Port Canaveral, FL | CocoCay, Bahamas| Charlotte Amalie,
St. Thomas |
Basseterre, St. Kitts | Port Canaveral, FL
MALT SHOP CRUISE
October 28th-November 4th 2023
The Temptations … Little Anthony …Jay And The Americans …The Lettermen… Al Jardine, Founding Member of The Beach Boys, & His Endless Summer Band… Darlene Love… The Bronx Wanderers… Peter Asher… Dennis Tufano the Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams… The Vogues… The Skyliners… The Contours… The Elegants …The Reflections… Linda Gail Lewis (sister of Jerry Lee Lewis) … Bobby Wilson
And more surprises to come!
with THE BUCKINGHAMS
Kind of a Drag (1967, USA Records)
Time and Charges (1967, Columbia)
Portraits (1967, Columbia)
In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow (1968, Columbia)
1965 "Sweets for My Sweet"
b/w "Beginners Love"
1966 "I'll Go Crazy"
b/w "Don't Want to Cry"
"I Call Your Name"
b/w "Makin' Up and Breakin' Up"
"I've Been Wrong Before"
b/w "Love Ain't Enough"
"Kind of a Drag"
b/w "You Make Me Feel So Good"
1967 "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
b/w "I Call Your Name" (first pressings)
"Makin' Up and Breakin' Up" (later pressings)
b/w "I Don't Want to Cry"
"Don't You Care"
b/w "Why Don't You Love Me"
"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
b/w "You Are Gone"
"Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)"
b/w "And Our Love" (from Time & Charges)
b/w "Foreign Policy" (from Time & Charges)
1968 "Back In Love Again"
b/w "You Misunderstand Me" (Non-album track) In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow
"Where Did You Come From"
b/w "Song of the Breeze" (from In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow)
1969 "This Is How Much I Love You"
b/w "Can't Find the Words" (from In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow)
"It's a Beautiful Day (For Lovin')"
b/w "Difference of Opinion"
1970 "I Got a Feelin'"
b/w "It Took Forever"
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM
FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
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