Corona, CA. The Legendary Mustangs are back at the Fender Museum for a rockin’ New Years Eve party with a twist. “They will rock the New Year on New York time, so partygoers can dance the night away and still be home by midnight LA time,” said Pamela Hogan, executive director of The Fender Center for Music Education.
“We are fortunate to have this group that is in demand at so many Southern California events to play their electrifying ‘60’s rock classics in the intimate Fender Center Rhythm Lounge,” said Hogan.
“Revelers support Kids Rock Free® and enjoy a night of classic rock music and great company. It’s a great party we have enjoyed for three year now,” said Hogan.
The New Year’s Eve party starts December 31st at 7:00 p.m. at 365 N. Main Street, in Corona and is for rockers 21 and over. The Fender Museum will also be open to partygoers for self guided tours and Rock and Roll history. Tickets are available at www.Purplepass.com/KidsRockFree.
The Legendary Mustangs are Terry Wade, Ted Trujillo, John Tavaglione (yes the Riverside County Supervisor), Dennis Lisonbee, Bruce Tucker and Alan Wald.
The Legendary Mustangs began back in 1964 when a group of southern California high school students left their respective well-known surf bands, deciding to expand their talents and repertoire and take advantage of the emerging popularity of the “British Invasion.”
“We wanted to perform the music that was booming from the radio and rapidly capturing the fancy of teenagers throughout the U.S. – music by groups like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Animals, the Kinks, the Who, the Dave Clark 5, and the Yardbirds,” said Tavaglione.
The new ensemble decided to call themselves the Mustangs, a suggestion by the drummer’s father, who told him, “You’re all young, wild, and untamed – that’s what a mustang is. And since Ford is going to be investing millions in promoting that name, you might as well take advantage of it.”
According to Ugly Things Magazine, “Their 60′s recording, That’s for Sure, has become a cult classic and is considered the holy grail of garage band recordings and was recently re-released on Rhino Records.
“The Legendary Mustangs are unbelievable! Their passion for good old rock and roll is music at its best. Whenever they play, I hope to be in the audience. I’m a Mustang groupie,”
said Mary Bono, United States House of Representatives.
Like so many popular bands of the ‘60’s, the Mustangs went their separate ways but reunited in 2005. To hear The Legendary Mustangs’ music visit their website at www.mustangsrock.com.
The $50 a person admissions incudes prizes, a no-host bar, party favors, catered hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at 9:00 p.m. while the band rocks in the New York New Year.
All profits from the event support the Kids Rock Free® a non-profit music school at The Fender Center for Music Education. The funds provide music lessons children up to 18 at no or low cost.
The Fender Center for Music Education is located at 365 N. Main Street, in Corona. The Center is home to the Fender Museum, two concert venues and Kids Rock Free®, a non-profit music school for children, lessons are provided at no or low cost. Music education in the public education system has been drastically reduced due to financial constraints.
The Fender Center works to bridge that gap by providing an innovative and caring environment for children to explore the world of music performance. Many studies have shown that children, who incorporate music into their education, perform better in math and science by a staggering 30 percent. The Fender Center conducts events throughout the year to bring artistic experiences to the general public and raise funds to continue the important work of music education.
For more information, please visit www.KidsRockFree.org or call Kids Rock Free at (951) 735-2440.