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Hard Rock, Majic 102.7 team up to raise money for Josie Ratley

Mark Lindsay

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Majic 102.7 FM’s Majic Children’s Fund will partner with the “Happy Together” 25th anniversary tour to benefit a local Deerfield Beach teenager in need.

A portion of the ticket sales from the July 29 Hard Rock Live show that stars The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, The Grassroots Featuring Rob Grill, The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, The Buckinghams and Mark Lindsay, Formerly of Paul Revere & The Raiders, will go to Josie Lou Ratley, the teen severely beaten at Deerfield Beach Middle School last March, and her family to pay for continuing medical and rehabilitation treatment.

Tickets cost $50, $40 & $30.* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday & Monday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

In 1985, fans came out in droves to see the “Happy Together” tour, which featured a handful of immensely popular music groups including The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, The Mamas & the Papas and Gary Lewis & The Playboys that helped define the music of the previous two decades.

In 1971, “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere & The Raiders hit #1 on the charts selling over four million copies which made it the biggest selling single for Columbia Records for almost a decade. This massive hit followed quite a few that came before it from the band including “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Just Like Me” and “Good Thing” (as well as the Mark Lindsay Top Ten solo hit, “Arizona,” from 1970). In all, the band would achieve no less than 15 Top 40 hits.

The Grass Rootsburst on the scene in ’67 and would not only amass over a dozen Top 40 hits, but go on to perform in front of an estimated 600,000 people in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 1982 setting an all-time attendance record for a concert performance consisting of just one act. Between 1967 and 1972 — thanks to numerous hits such as “Midnight Confessions,” “Let’s Live for Today,” “Sooner or Later,” “I’d Wait a Million Years” and “Temptation Eyes,” the band would set a record for being on the Billboard charts for 307 consecutive weeks.

In 1966, hot on the heels of their new NBC television show, The Monkees would release a self-titled debut album that would top the U.S. charts for 13 consecutive weeks and sell an overwhelming 3.2 million copies in just three months. The single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” from the album would be their first #1 hit. Their second #1 hit came quickly with “I’m a Believer” (featured on the band’s second album, More of The Monkees), which had over a million advance orders.

“Kind of a Drag” from The Buckinghams would also reach the pinnacle of chart success, yet mark just one of many popular hits from the band including “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Don’t You Care,” “Susan” and “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song).” Their success in 1967 would lead them to be named “The Most Listened to Band in America” by Billboard magazine.

Funds raised will go to the Majic Children’s Fund. Since 1988, the Fund has helped South Florida children in need and their families get through difficult situations thanks to the generosity of Majic 102.7 listeners and sponsors. Local radio legend Rick Shaw, The President of the Majic Children’s Fund, has been a tireless supporter and his leadership has made a real difference in its success. Donations to the Majic Children’s Fund are tax deductible. The Majic Children’s Fund is a non-profit, charitable organization licensed with the State of Florida’s Division of Licensing under the provisions of Chapter 496.

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