From Missing Persons And The Sugarhill Gang To Iron Butterfly In “RetroFest”

In August, Rhino Records will be staging a three-day “RetroFest” in the Los Angeles area that will feature live performances from artists spanning the ’60s to the ’80s.

A label spokesperson confirms that the acts booked to date include Berlin, Missing Persons, the Turtles, the Ohio Players, Iron Butterfly, Mitch Ryder, the Sugarhill Gang, Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods (remember “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero?”), former teen idol Tony DeFranco, “Monster Mash”-er Bobby “Boris” Pickett, soul-pop singer Al Wilson, and The Archies’ Ron Dante.

The event is scheduled for the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from August 13-15. The timeline will regress from ’80s new wave on Friday to funk, soul, and disco on Saturday to rock and pop from the ’60s and ’70s on Sunday.

Rhino has established a toll-free hotline at 1-877-GO-RETRO (467-3876) for ongoing updates.