Carl Giamarrese

When Chicago's Buckinghams hit the stage at 7:30pm on September 10 at the Hobart Art Theater (230 Main St.) in downtown Hobart, it will be the first time in a few years that the group declared  America's number one rock band of the year 1967 will have played their songs live in Northwest Indiana.  Info & Tickets: www.brickartlive.com.

The Buckinghams landed five Top 20 radio hits that year with the songs  “Kind Of A Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song),” “Susan,” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”  They appeared on all the big TV shows -- ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ ‘American Bandstand,’ ‘The Joey Bishop Show,’ 'Shindig,' 'Hullabaloo,' and others.