The Class of '68
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The Class of '68

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States | SELF

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States | SELF
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...This next choice I had never seen before and i was pleasantly surprised. Being a Classic Rocker myself I really enjoyed this band The Class of 68. This band might not be for everyone because they really stick to the 60's but if you like that genre of music they are very good. The band sounded good and tight. They played Monkees, Beatles, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and basically all the hits from the 60's. They even played a song that I don't think I have ever heard played at a festival, that is a personal oldies favorite "Wooly Bully" from Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs. It was great! They also interact with the crowd a lot giving away cd's, twinkies for answering a trivia question throughout the concert. Very enjoyable! They keep the audience involved and singing along with the music.
- Skip Riani,

I don't know where to start ... The Class of '68 was the best band I have ever hired, and I've hired a few. They were fun, outgoing, very easy to get long with and nice guys. We received SO many compliments from our guests, but the best one was, "This was the perfect party. Just hire the same band, same caterer, use the same decorations. You're not going to do any better than this." Thanks for hooking us up with The Class of '68.
- Al B. Geneva IL

..You had the entire park rockin' with the fabulous music from the 60's. I have never seen more people in the crowd singing along to their favorite songs. I heard a lot of great comments - Ron Lorenzo, Executive Director

Class of 68 Band has performed numerous times at Exmoor Country Club and the membership thoroughly enjoys the music and the showmanship this group provides. You get the sense of each band member's passion for the music of that period. The band is fun with a great sound and you are guaranteed to have a full dance floor with the Class of 68.

- Alan Slatin, General Manager

You sounded great and put on a good show. We need to get you back in. - Phil Cullen, Owner

Heard you guys for the first time tonight at Lincolnshire and it was the best time we've had in a long time. You are the best at bringing back old memories and I think I almost broke my lawn chair because I was rockin' and rollin' way too hard. I wish my hubby would dance because I sure did want to get up on that dance floor and boogie the night away to your wonderful music. Thanks for a very memorable evening and we will definitely come to see you at other venues. You made me feel like a kid again!
- Gilda and Les Birman

We have had so many compliments on our event! The Class of 68 just made the whole thing such a complete pleasure.
--Catherine B.
Lyons, IL
9/13/2008 - Catherine B.

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your Grafelman Park
concert last night. Loved your music and the way you got the little kids in the audience involved. Bet you enjoyed it too, seeing those little ones boogying to Mony Mony and other oldies. Will see you again whenever we get the chance.
- Art Alan

'68 blew us away...the best band we have had in 29 years!

- Janet Fornelli

Lincolnshire Village Green General Manager, Ray Michaelson said the goal when putting on a concert series is choosing a mixture of family-freindly bands and providing ammenities for both adults and children...Village Green is also using what worked last year, namely The Class of '68 a local classic rock and oldies band....."The Class of '68 was our biggest draw last year," Michaelson said, adding that they brought in more than 175 people. - Pioneer Press


The Class of '68 has two full length CD's for sale. Thier first entitled "Class of '68" includes hits like Get Ready, Devil with the Blue Dress, and Twist and Shout. The second CD entitled "Reunion" includes songs like Midnight Confessions, All Right Now, and Lies to name just a few. Both CDs, as well as the MP3's are available on the Class of '68 website.



The Class of '68 began in 2002 when Steve Wild and Woody Johnson, formed a band dedicated to the “Golden Age of Top 40.� With the addition of others who share that passion, the band is one of the few whose members actually played 60's rock, in the 1960's, at some of the Chicago areas most popular venues including the Cellar, the Green Gorilla and the Pink Panther.

The Class of '68 plays classic rock as like the original artists, making the experience truly ...Feel Good Music for Everyone..Just the Way You Remember it. The Beatles, Stones, Dave Clark Five, The Byrds, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Monkees, plus Stax and Motown artists are just of few of the groups included in every performance.

The Class of '68 perform with 60's stage clothes ranging from the Beatle's Hard Days Night Suit to a Paul Revere / Sgt Pepper type coat complete with a backline of Vox amplfiers and vintage guitars, literally taking the audience on a "Groovy" trip back in time to what so many bands looked and sounded like in the "Fab" 60's and early 70's.

In addition to the music and appearance, what really separates the Class of '68 from other bands is the crowd interaction and entertainment factor. A Class of '68 Show is pure Fun! Audience participation is a must and not an event goes by without lucky fans winning CD's and other promotional gifts. Everyone goes home on a high note, including the band!

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