Can you imagine performing at a show in the Valley and seeing a crowd of Winter Texans with long hair, head bands and hippie garb all laughing and having the time of their lives? Well, that’s the experience James Marvell and his wife Faye had at Paradise South’s Hippie Days Dance. The show turned out to be a smash hit with at least 95 percent of the people in costume and dancing to the sixties hits such as “Help” and “Good Day Sunshine” as well as some favorite line dances and classics from the fifties.
James was there in the ’60s performing with the million selling group Mercy and their Billboard hit “Love Can Make You Happy.” He had opportunity to socialize with Jimmy Hendrix, The Byrds, The Guess Who etc. Although drugs were all around in the industry, James always spoke out against their use. For him the joy of the sixties was some of the great music of that era.
Thanks to the ingenuity of Debbie Stout, activities director of Paradise South in Mercedes, the Hippie Days Dance was a success and the Winter Texans would love to repeat it.
Booking dates are still available for February and March 2013. Call 813-505-4966 or email: jmarveIl7@yahoo.com James Marvell is proudly promoted by RhonBob Promotions