Ultimate Oldies

The Ultimate Oldies gang has brought in some new faces, who along with the old favorites will bring the 70s show to the MAC late in October.

Jamie Harden’s Ultimate Oldies 70s show will run Oct. 24-27 at the Manchester Arts Center featuring hits of all musical genres.

“This is going to be a really good show,” Harden said. “It’s an all new show, all new music. It covers everything from the seventies.”

Harden said that the popular conception of the 70s is that its music was just disco, but the Oldies shows originator was surprised by the number of groups thought of as coming later that had hits in the decade.

“I was surprised when I started researching the seventies, of how much good music there was. It was the hardest show yet to pick a set list. There are so many good songs.”

From ABBA to Queen, Grand Funk Railroad to Pink Floyd, by way of Chicago and Fleetwood Mac, the show will feature a play list that is as comfortable on the airwaves today as it was on the 8-track in 1978.

“I think this going to be one of our best shows by far. It contains so much variety. We’ll be doing The Eagles, The Carpenters, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kansas… KISS,” he said.

“I don’t want people to think that it’s going to just be a bunch of disco,” Harden added.

The total look of the show will be new too. There’s a whole new stage and some great new costumes.

“This is going to be with our new band, so that’s going to be great too,” Harden said. 

 

 

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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