LAS VEGAS 2010

THE REUNION OF "THE SHERWOODS" IN 2007 CAUSED QUITE A STIR IN THEIR HOMETOWN,  LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.  SEVERAL ARTICLES WERE WRITTEN INCLUDING A FRONT PAGE HEADLINE IN THE LOWELL SUN.  THE REFERENCE TO "LONG HAIR" WAS, OF COURSE, IMPLYING THAT SOME OF US NO LONGER HAD LONG FLOWING LOCKS, BUT IT ALSO WAS A REMINDER OF THE SHERWOODS RELEASE OF THE SONG "LONG HAIR" IN 1964.

THE SONG IS STILL OCCASIONALLY RELEASED ON "VARIOUS 60'S ARTISTS" ALBUMS.   THE SHERWOODS ALSO RECORDED "RAGBAG" AND "DON'T CRY".

 

ONE OF SEVERAL REUNION LOGOS APPEARING ON TEE SHIRTS AND CAPS DURING "THE SHERWOODS" NEW ENGLAND TOUR.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lowell Sun Article w/Rachel Briere 9/13/07
Category: Music
Rock revival weekend

By Rachel R. Briere, rbriere@lowellsun.comArticle Launched: 09/13/2007 11:31:48 AM EDT

WESTFORD -- To the disbelief of many, the Greater Lowell music scene is not dead and buried next to John Lennon -- God rest his soul.

It could best be described as pulling an Elvis.This weekend the famed Mr. C's Rock Palace, which closed in the '80s, resurfaces at the Nabnasset American Legion, Post 437 in Westford. That's where local legends Little John & The Sherwoods will play with Marty Nestor & The Experience and Back Bay Acapella. The little band that was born in a basement in Dracut, blew up in the 1960s with their hit single "Long Hair." As the house band at the Commodore Ballroom, later Mr. C's, they opened for The Yardbirds, The Doors, Neil Diamond, Steppenwolf, and many more.

"These guys really had a major influence on the Lowell music scene 40 years ago, yet there are still a lot of people that do not know who they are and I find that unusual," said Nestor, of Westford. Nestor is supporting Little John and The Sherwoods and organizing the concert at the Legion's new outdoor facility. He has graced the stage of the now legendary Lowell music venue, that was turned into a train and bus depot. He has also witnessed the downward decline of the local rock palace. "The local music scene is not what it was 30 years ago. It takes more to get people to go out, but we're plugging along. It's a grass roots effort ... Everything has changed now, some local clubs have trouble just getting 30 people through the door.

" Nestor fits in just about every genre of music. He calls his sound "Americana" -- a melting pot of a little county, a little folk, a little rock and a little blues. Come to your own conclusion at the concert this Sunday. All you have to bring is a lawn chair and open ears. Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m., Nabnasset American Legion, Post 437, 114 Dunstable Road, Westford.


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