They didn’t know it at the time, but a couple of Bridgeport kids, Gary DeCarlo and Paul Leka, wrote a classic that’s become a rock anthem. Leka, the great songwriter, passed away last year. Gary DeCarlo will perform the song, among others, September 29 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. This Saturday you can meet him [...]
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September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events
March 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Gary Puckett’s bringing his soulful pipes to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre for two shows on March 31. His streak of hits with the Union Gap include Young Girl, Woman Woman, Lady Willpower, Over You and This Girl is a Woman Now. OIB caught up to Gary for a quick Q&A about his career and upcoming shows.
October 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
There are songwriters and then there are songwriters whose music leaves an indelible mark on an industry. Paul Leka was a kid from Bridgeport who wrote songs as well as produced records for REO Speedwagon and Harry Chapin when he had his music studio in the Park City. I interviewed Leka for my book Only In Bridgeport when it was [...]
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