He was the first Philly native to break out nationally and internationally at the start of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. He was the first artist on the Cameo-Parkway record label to have hits, bankrolling the company, thus enabling it to launch the careers of a dozen successful artists. He was the first solo American Rock ‘n’ Roll star to bring the music to the British concert stage. Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Graham Nash and Ray Davies are among his biggest musical admirers. The late George Harrison called his guitar technique “Brilliant!” He continues to be a great musical ambassador for Philadelphia, performing the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll all over the world. The 54 year career that hasn’t ended yet!
He’s Charlie Gracie… He’s Fabulous!