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PA Senate honors hometown Hooters

The state Senate has unanimously approved a resolution marking the 30th anniversary of Hooters - no, my friends not the bar, the Philly rock band.

PA Senate honors hometown Hooters

 

The state Senate has unanimously approved a resolution marking the 30th anniversary of Hooters - no, my friends not the bar, the Philly rock band.

Sen. Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, iwho counts himself among The Hooters fan base,introduced the bill just a few weeks ago to recognize the band's contrubutions to the arts in the Commonwealth.

And, this may be the first piece of legislation with a free concert attached.

The band, known for its blending of rock, reggae and folk, will perform for "Hooters Music Appreciation Day" in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg at noon on April 30.

Formed in 1983 in Philadelphia, the band has sold millions of records and recorded such hits as “And We Danced”, “Day by Day”, and “Fightin’ on the Same Side”.

The band has collaborated with celebrated artists like Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger and Cyndi Lauper and famously performed at Live Aid and Amnesty International concerts, joining Pink Floyd for a special rendition of “The Wall”.

The band’s members still call Philly home.

 

 

 

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