Remember the Seventies? The period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them!
Yes. Then revel in a bit of nostalgia when the Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg hosts This is the Seventies in the Hexagon Dive on January 29, 30 and 31 and February 4, 5 and 6.
The list of musicians whose music has been chosen for this show reads like a veritable who’s who of 20th Century icons: John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gloria Gaynor and groups like The Rolling Stones, ABBA, Three Dog Night, Four Seasons and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Their music was the soundtrack of a decade. Woodstock was over, but it opened the floodgates for a diversity of music which stretched the boundaries of rock, pop, country and folk, and brought us to disco!
Bringing the songs to life will be Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Brandon Bosch and Daniel Rossouw. The show is directed by Peter Mitchell with Sound design by Marcus Henning.
If a groovy evening of nostalgic music (from a decade when music was music) is your bag, then come chill with us. It’s gonna be far out, if you dig… Be there or be square!
NEED TO KNOW
This is the Seventies is at the Hexagon Dive on the Pietermaritzburg campus of UKZN at 7 pm for 7.30 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) on Friday, January 29, Saturday, January 30, Thursday, February 4, Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 and at 3 pm on Sunday, January 31. The show is picnic-style, so bring food, but no drinks – there is a cash bar. Tickets are R85 per person, or R800 for a table of ten. For bookings send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org