Local production company Sandpiper Productions, owned and operated by Dorchester's Mike Purdy, continues to bring top musical talent to the region, this time welcoming Michel Pagliaro, the godfather of Quebec and Canadian rock.
Pagliaro will take the stage at Casino New Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 11, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
With Pagliaro there is no compromise. He was the first Canadian to receive gold records in both English and French in the early 1970s. Trained in the school of the street, he received his first guitar at the age of 10 from his Italian-Canadian father. At age 13, he formed his first band and at 15 he performed in clubs until the wee hours of the morning.
In 1970, he had his first English hit with "Give Us One More Chance," followed by "Lovin' You Ain't Easy," "Rainshowers", "Some Sing Some Dance" and "What the Hell I Got." He had a huge hit in 1973 with "J'entends frapper," which became the biggest selling single in the history of the Québec music industry. Other French hits included "Fou de toi", "Louise" and Emeute dans la prison". A true showman, Michel Pagliaro will rock the house with his band in concert at Casino New Brunswick.
Tickets are available at Casino NB, by visiting casinonb.ca or by calling 866-943-8849.