Sunday, May 11, 2014


The last time I posted about The TAMS, back in July of 2013, I told you that they "rock'n rolled'em up and down the aisles"!  Well, they did it again Friday night!
Yes, I have proof.  They stood, they danced, and they "conga lined" it around the theater.  To the dismay of some, everyone up front seemed to stand through the entire show, and you couldn't blame them!  The TAMS put on another great show with their legendary hits.

Little Redd (Albert) Cottle bounced up and down, and "spanked it" to the beat of the great The 14 Karat Gold Band!  Right in step were fellow singers Reginald Preston, Robert Arnold, and Elton Richardson.

Behind the energetic group were Rodney Bruce, on keyboards, and who sang several old and familiar tunes until show time, Bernard Jordan on drums, and James “Tootie” Hogan, who did an outstanding job on lead guitar!

The newly formed Roane County Schools Education Foundation, brought a great event to the Princess Theatre, and those responding to their need for funds, to buy security cameras for our county schools, seemed to be pleased with the program.  

There was food and drink, and music in the "Annex" building, and tents were set up along the sidewalk to keep goers dry from the occasional showers.  
Prior to the show, Bernard Jordan gave Princess stage hand Keaton VanJones a turn at his drum set.  Keaton was responsible for the "key" light during the show, and hopes to be an accomplished drummer one day.  Who knows, he may head line at the Princess one day.  With the ambition the young man displays today, anything is possible!

The TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy", "What Kind of Fool", "I've Been Hurt" and "Untie Me", The Tams have had 2 Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single.  "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" hit #1 in the UK in 1971. 
It was a great night, and I have to say I was entertained...again!  I like what the Princess has become to our community, and I can't wait for everyone to get on board.

Here are some of the photos I was able to get at the concert.  Maybe you are in one of them!

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