Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 27
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LOW fl».cn.c«in..Th-.«.,M.rciiii,it; t INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PMj^^JZ.' fetisoii (ConL From Preceding Page) length and contrasts handsomely with his trim, dark mustache. Their new clothes are beautifully tailored; they look like fashion plates. Surprise No. 2: Magi has a girl singer, a superb lead vocalist. I was deUghted when I discovered her identity -- Georgina Romero, one of my all-time favorites, the girl with the sweetest smile this side of heaven. She enjoyed a record-long engagement with the Three of Us at the Golden Sails ana other top entertainment centers. She's been with Greg and Jamie since last November, when the band was known as Greg Carroll's Group Featuring Georgina Romero. With Magi her voice is featured on such new hits as Dipnne Warwicke's Once You Hit /he Road, Neil Sadaka's Breaking Up Is Hard lo Do, Linda Ronstadt's Heat Wave and Track of My Tears and Step b)' Step's Kiki' Dee. Surprise No. 3: Most young bands undergo personnel changes from time to time, but I wasn't prepared for the drastic changes instigated by Greg and Jamie. They're all that remain of the Wind Rose Group, a quartet. The other three new faces are Gregg Gibson, lead guitar; Hank Hanawalt, lead guitar and lap steel guitar, and Mike Mathis, drums. Each is an accomplished artist. Gregg G. is well-known on the Long Reach club circuit because he was formerly with Ruddy Merry and the Three of Us. At limes he sings leads, featured on such Average White Band hits as Keeping /( (o Myself and How Sweef Can VOH Get? Hank is also a strong vocalist, and his two radically different guitars give Magi much change of pace and sound. Young Mike is a top stickman with top credits, including drumming with the Carpenters at their recording sessions. Surprise No. 4: Gone is Ihe jazz-rock emphasis of the old Group. Greg no longer plays flute. He concentrates on singing leads, playing the harmonica and slapping the bongos. He slaps those dnims so hard he constantly splits the fingers on his right hand. Greg is by far Magi's most exciting performer. He's a mover, filled with nervous energy, a slim young fellow --super- intense -- whose love of what he's doing is evident in every quick move, every gesture. He's an inspiration to Ihe others, who enjoy Magi as much as he does -- and they show it. Greg and Georgina work together, center stage, blending their voices or singing separately. They coordinate beautifully on a slower one, Midnight Blue. Joe Veil now at beach club Vocalist-guitarist JocV- · en, known as "the poet of the strings," now per- f o r m s nightly at the H u n t i n g t o n H a r b o u r Beach and Tennis Club. 4121 Warner Ave. about Vi mile east of Pacific Coast Highway. F a c i l i ties include restaurant, cocktail l o u n g e , boat m a r i n a a n d t e n n i s courts. Dining room and lounge nrc open to members, guesls and friends of JoeVcn. --Staff Photo Jackie and the Plain Truth Songstress Jackie Ni^ro and Plain Truth play for dancing and entertain Mondays through Saturdays in (he Lido Lounge at Iho Ncwporter I n n , 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. They emphasize the newest "disco" sounds and top-40 hits. The inn has entertainment in four areas. Guitarist-vocalist Bob Moline entertains in the Wine Cellar, harpist Rosalie Corson performs in the Marine Restaurant and R a n d a l l Diyhton, hilist-vocalist, entertains in Ihe Chelsea Bar. Greg's strong lead artistry shines on such vocals .is Golden Years or Fascination, by David Bowie; Go( l/ic Chop, by Tower of Power; Feel Heller Love, by Iho Isley Brothers; Thai's Ihe Way 1 Like II, by KG and the Sunshine Band; Superstitious, by Slcvie Wonder, and hits by the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind and Fire. Magi is loaded with special arrangements. Mosl of Ihe arranging is done by Greg, Jamie and Hank. Jamie, sings more harmony than in (he past but is also featured on such solos as Fanny by Ihe Bee Gees. One of his best bass solos is Work to Do by the Average White Band. Why did the Group -- which was extremely success- WEDHESDA Y THRU SA TURDA Y STRIKE IT RICH WITH THE NEW CURLY JONES BUFFALO STEAK $ 3.95 OR DIG YOUR TEETH INTO THIS WEEK'S OTHER FEATURES Urge Boneless Prime Rib Dinner '3.95 Sleak-0-Bob Teriyaki '3.45 Regular Cut Top Sirloin 8 oz '3.25 Why Hot Try Our runout Bar-B Quc Beel Back Rib Dinner '2.95 CURLY JONES PtME.HMIST 1 . LUMHCONS' COCKTAILS' DIKNCHS' CHTCSUIMHCHT 9133 EAST IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, DOWNEY · Phone 861-0879 3636CLIB COCKTAILS .ENTERTAINMENT ' THUR., FRI., SAT. ENTERTAINMENT t vim AT THE ORGAN 3634 E. BROADWAY LONG BEACH 438-iJiS FIjteJRoom 1m. Fried Chicken . . . »1.9! Wei Ground Mrioln . . . . 7.SC Tor. iwlii Steak 7.7! Fri Halibut Steak 3.SC Set. Tap Sirloin Steak 7.7! fa». tttfi tend Stak 2.51 D«*ng llxxi- 5 to 10 p m f* W. tdJcrt U"J1 10 G - 2 p - H. -'X g or 4vt P*arv ftor DICK POST Tliurs.Fri..Tat. 4111 LAKEWOOD BLVD. ESTAURANT e //ottde QuoAfy Quilt BREAKFAST · LUNCH · DINNER · SNACKS S*rv«J in t**tt ItrupMng iiuHot »M* Andy's is l.mious for Us do.iclous corn-fed heel, twked horn, roosl lurkey. Alaskdn halibut .VHi our old- fashioned bullornnllk pancakes, plus our own baked fresh daily pics, bre.id, rolls, pastrv and cdkci. Com pi* re Catering · Also Food to 90. . Otwn Dally ' A.M. lo 7 P M. ClMgd S«1. * Sun. 20) W, Anaheim St., Long Beach 591-5011 siin|»|»in* Iliue Out tul -- rhnnge so cninplplcly into Ma^i? "We were . stagnating," explained Greg. "We were so overriie we ·. were re.iny lo fall from the tree. We decided lo become ;· ·i strong vocal band, also strong rhythmically, the kind!. of band that would command |cople to listen or get out ·· on the floor and dance." GresM Gibson added, less negatively: "When ;i band picks up a combination of new iiersunalilics ami a completely new repertoire, there can bo tremendous improvement and more musical excilcmeul. That's what happened lo Magi." Magi is so large and so woll-inslnunenled thai it occupies nearly all of the east end of the Quiet Cannon's spacious view lounge. The musicians aro on three levels above the sunken dance floor. Hank is on the highest level. Greg, Georgina, Mike and his drums are a step lower on the center stage. Jamie and Gregg Gibson arc together at stage left. Magi is currently (he hnllesl hand employed by Restaurant Adventures, Inc., which owns several Quid Cannon restaurants. Wind Rose ami many other diiiing- and-danciug establishments. Magi will entertain at the local Camion through March 27. It will open at Wind Rose March 2fl. On April M, it will open at H.A.'s new Koxbunler in Houston, Tex. After six weeks there, Magi will move to the Koxlmnler in Irvine near Orange County Airport. Bounty, another fine youthful group, will follow Magi at the local Cannon, opening March 2!. Pixxl Note: I/x-alcd at the water's edge jusl west o( the Queensway Hridgc. the Quid Cannon features such dinners as chicken teriyaki, seafood brochctte, daily fresh lish, steaks, lobster and prime rib an jus, j-l.ffi lo over $8. The luncheons range from hot prime-rib sandwiches or hoi coined beef lo such salads as shrimp with avocado. The champagne brunch, goes Sundays from in a.m. In ;i p.m., priced from $3.25. The Canmmcer Hour, with specially priced cocktails, slarls daily til ·! p.m. WHKHK TO FIND THEM: There's another outstanding musical show group performing on 1/ing lleach's mulli-inillioii-dulhir harbor restaurant row. It's CARTUNK, entertaining ami playing for dam-ing Tuesday through Saturday nights in Ihe Observation Har · alxiard Ihe Queen Mary. Cartunc is a wonderful original, . doing comedy blended with music, with the action sometimes like a Disney cartoun or Hugs lliinny or I.ixmcy Tunes. Carlune isn'l a rock group, although it does some of the lest rock. It blends pop standards, Broadway show tunes such as Cabaret, contemporary, nostalgia and counlry. 'IIic talent is fabulous, including DICK YOUNT, WAYNE MOOKE. I I K E N D A MOOUH · and 110H D1CKSON. There's now free validated parking; for the Observation liar and Ihe major reslaurant.s · alward the Queen. 1 Another place for fasl musical shows is (he Hf»- smoor Inn, 12311 Seal Heach Illvd. in Hnssmour C e n t e r . ' It's the ··home" of Iho WILDER HROTIIKRH, also · known as THE SOUNDS W SUNSHINE, bw-auso; they've been featured (here for su many successful · years. The brothers, C.EOHGK, WAIT and W A H N K R , ; iwrform in their shows and play for dancing Friday and Saturday nights. Co-starring with (hem is a pretty g a l ' singer, GKliAI.DlNE, who has a socko voice. Geraldine '. also performs at the Rossmoor Tuesday through Tlnirs-' day nights w i t h a sharp trio. She's enjoyed a i x i p n l a r ' . mil at the i n n . This is her lasl week, and her fans will he · sorry to sec her leave. The Wilder Brothers are recording artists, voealisls and inslniinenlalisls who can do it all. Organist-vocalist CHUCK SMITH, t a l e n t e d , versatile and likable, will IK host Ibis Sunday at 2 p.m. for Ihe Long B e a c h 1'rofessional Organists' Club's M a r c h jiimlmrcc at (he Prosiwclor restaurant. 2-1(10 E. Seventh St. II will also mark Chuck's second anniversary ns pcformcr there. Chuck is president of the organists' cluh. Many of Ihe dub's gifted organists will iii'rfonn their specialties d u r i n g Ihe jamlmrce, which will conlin- uo for hours. Chuck performs at the Prospector Thursday Ihrough Saturday nights. Ho also does the early show week nights at Ihe Coral Room in Lakowowl. CURLYJONB ROAST WEEK AT CURLY JONES Served 7 days a week -- from II a.m. to 11 p.m. in addition to our regular menu. ONLY ROAST PORK With dVe«irg ood apple sauce ROAST TURKEY W'rrh dressing and cranberry sauce ROAST BEEF Wirh dressing All orders served with SOUP and sajad, choice of dressing, choice of potatoes, roll and garnish and iello or pudding. CHEF'S $4 O SPECIAL STEAK J..A NORWALK 11755 E. FIRESTONE e 864-4283 OPEN » M R S BELL-FLOWER 9251 ALONDRA BLVD. · 867-9019 RESTAURANTS I. C.A.R.E. (INTERESTED CARING AND RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES.) Come In and Let us Prove It. . ran $. teuu iu4 e nm u» Coejem MMZM JUimHnlM. .IM.UtU.he~ Uc»toe*e. . 1MB t. fi»«--t Hri. . 1MB Uetl IU. Choice Cuisine Dine Out Enjoy good food... v; Dine out tonight SUNDAY, MAR. 21 ONLY! PRIME RIB DINNER VIVIftUKE ". 2Mt tlllFlOWU ILVD. 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For only 99?, you f;ct a lender, juicy Ch.irbroilcr Stenk, crisp, fresh let I ucc, tomato slices and golden brown onion served on n sourdough roll. Coupon ;ood through April 4,1976. Limit t wo s.m withes per coupon, one coupon per customer, plc.isc Offer |;ood ,it nil of our convenient looitions. For steak sandwiches, Carl's Jr. is the star.

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