Monday, April 15, 2024

Tighten Up, Kids: The Amazing Archie Bell Is Having a Live Birthday Telethon Next Sunday


Archie Bell, I’ve never met him. I love his music. Archie Bell & the Drells, there’s nothing better. His “Tighten Up” is an eternal classic of soul and jazz, a joyous, ebullient celebration of life.

Next Sunday, September 5th, the Continental Club in Houston is having a live telethon on Facebook Live to raise money for Archie. He’s been recovering from a stroke earlier this year and is excited about visiting with his friends and fans at the Continental Club Houston on Sunday, September 5 from 2 to 5 pm.

Donations either online or at the door for Archie’s medical expenses are both encouraged and greatly appreciated. Suggested minimum donation is $10 but listen, donate a hundred bucks. If you’re a music fan, you owe it to the universe.

I’ll have more on this during the week. Archie, we’re there for you!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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