April 16, 1988 |
"I've got a No. 1 single this week with 'I Wanna Dance With You,' " Eddie Rabbitt reported on the phone from Nashville. "I consider this a real achievement. . . . You get these apprehensions when you've been out of the public eye." Rabbitt, who comes to the Crazy Horse in Santa Ana on Monday and Tuesday, has been out of the public eye for nearly three years. He went into seclusion when his 2-year-old son, Timmy, died after a liver transplant.
November 14, 1992 |
"Dat wascally wabbit!" If Elmer Fudd had been in the business of predicting music careers rather than of raising carrots, he might have found country singer Eddie Rabbitt as frustrating to pin down as his nemesis Bugs Bunny. Like Bugs, Rabbitt has a tendency to pop up in places you'd never expect. Just last summer, for example, Cosmopolitan magazine listed veteran performer Rabbitt as one of today's hot country hunks.
April 1, 1991 |
For Reba's Band: Kenny Rogers will be among the performers at an April 22 concert to raise funds for the families of eight members of country star Reba McEntire's entourage, killed in a plane crash March 16 near San Diego. Also singing will be the Oak Ridge Boys, Eddie Rabbitt, Ricky Van Shelton, Patty Loveless, Exile, Gary Morris and T. Graham Brown. McEntire, a four-time winner of the Country Music Assn.'
September 26, 1996 |
Getting up at the crack of dawn might be fine for birds and worms, but some people may have trouble with it. But it will be worth the effort to rise early this weekend for the Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival in Chino. Dozens of hot air balloons will lift off at about 7:30 a.m. (gates open at 6 a.m. for breakfast) for the Hare and the Hound competition, in which professional balloonists (the hounds) accumulate points by hitting the target (designated by the hare).
August 25, 1988
Within a week after the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce put on a poorly attended country and rock music festival, the administrator of the business promotion organization unexpectedly quit, the chamber's president announced this week. Administrator Michael Ryan's resignation was effective immediately. He was replaced by Ned Elliott, a long-time chamber board member, President Dewey Smith said. Ryan had planned the ambitious fund-raiser, held Aug.
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May 22, 1988 |
Large crowds, great music but massive traffic problems marked the first day of Country Fest '88 in Irwindale on Saturday. By mid-afternoon authorities and organizers estimated that well over 65,000 country music enthusiasts were on hand at the Santa Fe Dam recreation area to see such popular entertainers as Eddie Rabbitt, John Anderson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others.