The Swingin’ Medallions
Saturday, January 20 @ 8:00 pm
Swing and groove with the legendary party band, The Swingin’ Medallions, who have been entertaining audiences for over 50 years! Experience an explosive performance of their timeless hits like “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” and “She Drives Me Out of My Mind,” that will keep you on your feet all night long.
Swingin’ Medallions was founded in 1962 by John McElrath and now includes his sons, Shawn, and Shane. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues. Their diverse repertoire has made them overwhelming favorites with college audiences as well as the more mature Rock and Rollers.
The band was made famous by its 1.5 million selling hit album, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love”, in 1966. It remains the signature song of the band. The song, in fact, continues to demonstrate its timeless quality on radio, television and in motion pictures. “Double Shot” was followed with another hit, “She Drives Me Out of My Mind”, in 1967. In 1969, they released yet another hit, “Hey, Hey Baby”, the song featured at their 2004 Gator Bowl Half-Time Show performance. The band released countless other singles through Capitol and Smash Records.
Chicago Tribune’s nationally syndicated columnist, Bob Greene wrote an article entitled “The Swingin’ Medallion View of U.S. History”. He summed up America’s love affair with “Double Shot” with his discovery of the song being played and sold in the gift shop of the Smithsonian Institute. When inquiring as to why it was available in the nation’s foremost repository of history, the clerk replied, “Because it’s as much a part of our history as anything else we sell”.