Rock ‘n’ Roll 101
If “Rock ‘n’ Roll 101” sounds like a class about rock music through the years . . . what better teacher could you have than Bobby Dick?
From his early days playing high school dances and singing in the subways of Brooklyn, to being leader of Bobby Dick & The Sundowners, Bobby’s rock roots afford him an honorary rock ‘n’ roll music PhD. Along the way, Bobby’s band opened for the Rolling Stones, The Who, Tina Turner, the Monkees, the Righteous Bros, the Dave Clark Five and yes, even Jimi Hendrix . . . playing places like the Copa Cabana, the Café Wha, the Palace Theater, the RPI Fieldhouse, Las Vegas, Forest Hills Stadium, the Hollywood Bowl to today, where he can be found doing concerts, clubs, conventions, ski lodges and parties throughout the United States.
In 2011 Bobby decided to leave The Sundowners so that he could pursue his wish of doing a solo act, as he loves being an entertainer and anyone who’s ever seen or heard Bobby in a club, at a party or in concert, knows he’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get? Bobby says, he’s been doing so many voices over the years, he’s forgotten what he sounds like. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter what era or who he’s singing, whether it’s Dion, Elvis, Bruce, Billy, Roy, Beatles, Bono or Bobby, or 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s to the present . . . it’s all good.
As for what Bobby Dick “Rock ‘n’ Roll 101” is? Bobby explains, “It’s not just what it is, but all that it can be? Obviously at a concert, it’s more of a show, but at party dance venues, we let the people be the show.”
Bobby also loves to engage the audience with his stage banter, comedy, parodies and just seeing the funny side of life. Bobby is joined by his wife Susan a/k/a “DJ Susie Q”, who provides background music, harmonies and a lead or two. Bobby adds, “She’s also younger and stronger and makes a great roadie too!” So if you want to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll history, why not go to the head of the class with Bobby Dick “Rock ‘n’ Roll 101”.