Special to The Leader
Take a look back at the great music events which have occurred across Southeast Texas through the years. Here are some of the events from Jan. 17 through Jan. 23.
• Jan. 17, 2012 Canadian singer-songwriter and folk musician Gordon Lightfoot performed at the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont.
• Jan. 17, 1956 “The King of Rock n Roll,” Elvis Presley, performed inside the Beaumont City Auditorium in support of his forthcoming (March 23, 1956), release, which featured classic hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Money Honey,” and others.
• Jan. 18, 2007 Bluegrass musical group and family Cherryholmes performed at the Miriam Lutcher Theater in Orange in support of its self-titled album which was released in September 2005. The disc peaked at number 74 on the Billboard country charts and number 3 on the Bluegrass charts.
• Jan. 19, 2011 Arizona punk rock outfit Authority Zero performed at The Gig in support of its June 2010 release, “Stories of Survival.” Flatfoot 56 opened the show.
• Jan. 20, 2012 Christian rock band Skillet, touring in support of its March 2011 EP, “Awake and Remixed,” performed at Ford Arena in Beaumont as part of the annual Hot Hearts Christian youth rally.
• Jan. 21, 2011 Rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis brought his fiery piano skills to Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie and dazzled the more 1,200 in attendance with classic hits such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Breathless,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” and more.
• Jan. 23, 2010 Orange, Texas-native, pianist and blues vocalist Marcia Ball performed at the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame concert at the Robert A. Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame prior to her performance.