Benefit concert shows the United Way ‘rocks’

Though Micky Dolenz is best known for being in The Monkees and Peter Noone led Herman’s Hermits, they teamed up, along with the other concert headliners, for the performance of some of their biggest hits. —Bob Capazzo photos

Though Micky Dolenz is best known for being in The Monkees and Peter Noone led Herman’s Hermits, they teamed up, along with the other concert headliners, for the performance of some of their biggest hits. —Bob Capazzo photos

The sounds of the 1960s were played loud and proud late last month at a special benefit for the Greenwich United Way.

On Jan. 30 at the Palace Theater in Stamford, the Greenwich United Way marked its 80th anniversary with “Legends of the 60s,” a benefit concert featuring lead singers Peter Noone from Herman’s Hermits, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders. The trio teamed up to perform some of their biggest hits during a night that organizers called a “rocking celebration” for the United Way, which was founded in 1933 as the Greenwich Community Chest and Council.

Patricia Burns and Amanda Davis served as the co-chairs of the event and arranged a VIP pre-concert event catered by Watson’s Catering in the theater’s upper lobby. Before they went on stage, Mr. Dolenz, Mr. Noone and Mr. Lindsay posed for photos and supporters bid online for silent auction items including a vintage rosewood fingerboard guitar autographed by the evening’s performers.

According to the United Way, more than 600 people attended the event to enjoy the concert and show their support for the organization.

United Way President Stuart Adelberg served as the master of ceremonies for the event and thanked everyone there for their support in insuring the United Way continues to function as the Greenwich community’s human services planning agency and the largest source of non-governmental funding for local heath and human service programs.

“In the current year,” Mr. Adelberg said at the concert, “we are putting $2.4 million to work across the community. These dollars are supporting programs that strengthen children and families, assist individuals in crisis, foster self-sufficiency, and improve the lives of local seniors. In addition, they are funding United Way early childhood and youth services initiatives, agency support efforts, community planning and impact efforts, critical needs grants, and more. All of this is made possible by the ongoing support and generosity of the community.”

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