Valley Cultural Foundation Celebrates Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Presented by Keyes Motors with a performance by California Cruisin’ Yacht Rock.

Grammy nominee Peter Beckett came to America from his native Liverpool, England motivated by the Fab Four and determined to make his own history in the music business. That legacy was born in 1978, when the song he co-wrote and sang lead on – “Baby Come Back” – hit number one. Peter Beckett is still going strong both as a solo artist touring with many other classic ’70s bands and with his own Player band. The current line-up of talented award-winning musicians includes long-time Player lead guitarist Rob Math, guest star drummer Burleigh Drummond of Ambrosia, keyboardist Francis “Buster” Akrey (Steely Dan), and bass player Mark Winley (Johnny Winter Band).

Elliot Lurieis a singer and songwriter best known for the hit “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”.  Recorded by Looking Glass, a band formed at Rutgers University featuring Lurie on vocals and guitar, “Brandy” was releasedin the summer of 1972.  It quickly rose to the top of the charts, selling over a million copies and becoming one of the most played radio records of the year. Over time the song has endured, recorded by such disparate artists as Kenny Chesney and Red Hot Chili Peppers and featured in numerous films and TV productions including Charlie’s Angels and The Simpsons. It was prominently featured in the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in which Kurt Russell’s character describes it as “possibly Earth’s greatest composition”!

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