The Sixth Generation
The Sixth Generation is a dynamic rock and roll band at the forefront of musical style from the late 1960s.
Bringing back great memories by playing top hits of the 1960s and original songs, The Sixth Generation captivates audiences with good music and high-energy performances. Faithful fans are as excited now to see and hear them as they were forty years ago, and the band has even developed a surprising following among younger fans because of the great music they play. The Sixth Generation produces good shows not only because they play good music and are all very good musicians, but also because they have been good friends since the 1960s when they first started performing together. Their long friendship adds a dimension to their performances that is unparalleled among bands of their genre. Fans most often describe their performances as magical events that take them back to the good old days.
The band's sound is nothing short of awesome. With five vocalists, their harmonies are amazing and rich instrumentation includes guitar, bass guitar, drums, and four keyboards, which also provide brass, strings and other orchestral accompaniments.
The Sixth Generation was formed in 1966 in Niles, Michigan and quickly became a favorite of many fans across the upper Midwest. In 1967, the band recorded their first original song, which was written by band members Fred Bachman and Ron Hamrick. “This Is The Time” became an instant hit on radio stations from Chicago to Pittsburgh. In 2011, the band was honored by being inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends hall of fame.
The Sixth Generation has performed to capacity crowds at numerous venues, sometimes sharing the stage with other popular groups such as The Buckinghams, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, The Kingsmen, The Box Tops and many more. They never fail to delight audiences when they perform. Their versatility allows them to perform a wide variety of 1960s hits made famous by groups such as The Beatles, Chicago, The Temptations, The Rolling Stones, The Rascals, Cream, Steppenwolf, The Association, The Turtles, The Kinks, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Spencer Davis Group, Wilson Pickett and others. Original songs about the 60s or written in the 60s style have also become big favorites of their audiences.
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