Beach legends to play Aug. 31

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For those who like beach music, Legends of Beach is a musical experience you will not want to miss. That’s because some of the group’s members are, in large part, responsible for the sound and appeal beach music has today throughout the world. It’s all about having a good time and remembering the good old days, as well as the recent days at the beach.
The term “beach music,” a common phrase throughout the southeastern United States, was not everyday terminology back when Legends of Beach keyboardist/vocalist/producer Johnny Barker wrote the classic hit, “Summertime’s Callin’ Me” in 1975. That song is now a standard, as well as the Beach Music Anthem, “I Love Beach Music,” written and sung by LOB lead vocalist and Embers’ co-founder Jackie Gore.
Rounding out this group on the bottom end is bassist/vocalist Gerald Davis, also known for his work in the ’60s and ’70s in Southern California with Al Wilson, Sammy Hagar and Marvin Gaye. He moved back home to the Carolinas in the mid ’70s and joined The Embers, where he and Barker, who joined The Embers in 1980, produced numerous albums, such as “This One’s For You,” “I Love Beach Music,” “Colours” and many others, not to mention numerous national Budweiser commercials.
Other talented members of this musical family include vocalist Terri Gore, guitarist/vocalist Pat Carpenter, Ben Shaw on trumpet, Eddie Blair on sax and vocals, Tony Davis (alias Ernest T. Bass) on drums and sound engineer Steve Davis.
Legends of Beach will appear at Ocean Isle Beach in the final summer Concerts on the Coast series from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot. All concerts are free and fun for the entire family. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes.