By Paul Goldfinger
On August 4, the Golden Boys (Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Fabian) are scheduled to appear in the Great Auditorium. Unfortunately, Bobby Rydell is very ill, having had liver and kidney transplant surgery two days ago.
Taking his place will be Lou Christie. Mr. Christie is 69 years old and had some hits back in the ’60′s including “Lightnin’ Strikes,” “The Gypsy Cried,” and “Two Faces Have I.” He is especially well known for his vocal range including a falsetto that has been compared to Frankie Valli’s. He has played as part of the Golden Boys show in Atlantic City, so this change should not be significant.
This is the second GA show to have issues. Johnny Mathis was cancelled for August 11 due to his hip surgery. Ironically, Lou Christie’s big hit is “Lightnin’ Strikes” and it certainly has done so again for the August shows in the GA.
Here is Lou Christie :