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If you're a fan of Americana or folk music, then you owe it to yourself to see a concert by the legendary Kingston Trio. This iconic band singlehandedly changed the course of folk and Americana music as we know it, and they have influenced countless other musicians who followed in their path. During the 50s and 60s, their music helped to define the burgeoning folk revival of the time, and many rock bands of the 60s and 70s were later influenced and inspired by their unforgettable songs. Fans young and old can expect to see the Kingston Trio perform at a number of venues, like Rose State College Performing Arts Center, North Shore Performing Arts Center, Marion's Palace Theatre, Ram's Head On Stage in Annapolis, Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, and more. To see one of the most cherished folk groups of all time, be sure to visit StubHub to get your tickets to the next Kingston Trio concert.
About Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio's success during the 1950s and 1960s ushered in a new wave of folk revival music in America, and their legacy has forever changed pop-folk music as we know it. The band first got their start playing as a nightclub act in San Francisco, and the first lineup was comprised of Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, and Bob Shane. The Kingston Trio released their legendary debut album in 1958, and it proved to be a phenomenal success. The self-titled debut album maintained a hold on the chart for nearly four years, with a week at the number 1 spot. The album quickly drew praise from critics, who hailed the band for their youthful sound that captured a new generation of folk music. The recording of "Tom Dooley," which appeared on the album, became an international sensation. The song reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and on the Australian, Norwegian, Canadian, and Italian Singles charts. It also charted in the top 10 in the U.K. and South Africa.
Following the incredible success of their debut album, the Kingston Trio continued to dominate the charts. In 1959, the Kingston Trio released their fourth album, "At Large," which ended up maintaining a number 1 position on the chart for a remarkable fifteen weeks. Songs like "M.T.A.," "All My Sorrows," and "Corey, Corey," were popular hits with fans. During the same year, the Kingston Trio had another album that charted at the number 1 spot on the Billboard chart. Their 1959 album, "Here We Go Again!" held its number 1 position for 8 weeks, further cementing the band's place in history as one of the most successful folk bands.
In 1960, the Kingston Trio released "String Along," which was yet another number 1 album for the band. In fact, the release of "String Along" marked their fifth studio album to chart at the top of the Billboard chart. During the years that followed, the Kingston Trio's music continued to dominate the charts and airwaves, eventually releasing 19 albums that charted on the Billboard Top 100.
Kingston Trio's Breakthrough Album
The Kingston Trio's debut album took them from being a nightclub band to international superstars. Their self-titled debut record was released in 1958, and forever changed the fate of folk music in America. Their famous recording of "Tom Dooley" ended up winning a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Performance, because a folk music award didn't even exist at the time. However, the following year, a new folk category was incorporated, and the Kingston Trio went on to win the first ever Grammy Award in the category of Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording. After the whirlwind success of 1958, 1959 proved to offer even more for the Kingston Trio. In 1959, the band had four albums that reached the top 10 of the chart, a feat that wasn't achieved by another group or artist for over five decades.
Kingston Trio Trivia
Which Kingston Trio song was included in the Library of Congress National Registry of Historically Significant Recordings?
The Kingston Trio's recording of "Tom Dooley" was included in the Library of Congress National Registry of Historically Significant Recordings, due to its enormous influence on folk and Americana music.
For any fan of folk music, a trip to see the Kingston Trio offers an unforgettable evening of timeless music. During their height of popularity, the Kingston Trio forever changed the course of music, and they have been credited as influencing musicians and bands from the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, David Crosby, ABBA, Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and the Papas, the Bee Gees, and more. It's not every day you get the chance to see such an iconic band, and you don't want to miss out when the Kingston Trio performs at a venue near you. Be sure to check out their show during their concert tour to see where America's modern folk music all began.
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