The legendary Edgar Winter and his band will perform a free show at The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, June 22nd.
Edgar Winter is best known for his # 1 charting hit single “Frankenstein” and the ever popular “Free Ride” from his 1973 release They Only Come Out at Night, which stayed on the Billboard Hot 200 chart for an impressive 80 weeks peaking at # 3. It was certified double platinum in November 1986. Edgar Winter, along with his brother Johnny, were one of the most popular, recognizable recording artists of the ‘70s. Technically proficient in every aspect of music, a prolific songwriter, and a master at stretching his skill and imagination, Edgar’s music encompassed many genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop, that appealed to a wide range of music fans.
Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. “Frankenstein” revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound.
With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar has made a lasting mark in the history of American recording artists. His music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, as well as video games, including: “Dazed and Confused,” “Netherworld,” Air America,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Wag the Dog,” “The Simpsons,” “Queer as Folk, “Tupac Resurrection” and more. Edgar has also made frequent television and film appearances including: “Late Night With David Letterman,” “Netherworld,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Politically Incorrect.” He has also toured as a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. Edgar Winter is currently recording a tribute record to his late brother Johnny with a plethora of special guests.
For more information on his show at the Mohegan Sun June 22nd, visit the event page HERE.
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