Rockers making a stop in F’ville
This Saturday night, Fayetteville will receive a raucous visit from Canadian rockers, The Guess Who at the Southern Ground Amphitheater. Opening act is CTW from Jonesboro.
Experimenting with the sounds of freedom, psychedelic, and garage rock that were filtering across the border from Minneapolis, The Guess Who really made their biggest impact on American radio in 1968 with the single, “These Eyes”. Heralded as the beginning of the Canadian Invasion, “These Eyes” reached No. 3 in America with total sales of more than one million copies.
Their second album for RCA, “Canned Wheat by The Guess Who,” also released in 1968, contained the Top 10 hits “Laughing,” “No Time,” and the Top 40 hit “Undun.”
Ironically it was “American Woman,” from March of 1970, which gave The Guess Who a No. 1 single in the U.S. and unseated The Beatles for three weeks straight. The Top 10 album, also entitled American Woman, containing the hits “No Sugar Tonight/NewMother Nature,” also went to No. 1 in Billboard for three weeks.
Good seats still remain, and range from $20-$30. The next concert will be The Bellamy Brothers August 17.
Tickets to all shows are available via the website at SouthernGroundAmp.com and at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville.
The Southern Ground Amphitheater is owned by the Downtown Development Authority and managed by the Main Street Tourism Association of Fayetteville.