LEWISTON — The Rockin’ Recons, one of the four original PAL Hop bands popular in the 1960s, will play on Friday, May 6, as part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The Recons’ ability to emulate the best bands of the classic rock era helped them capture the attention of both young and older generations. After a 20-year hiatus, the band regrouped in 1987. After several years, some members decided to move on and other musicians joined the band.

Making up the band today are Bob Blais, lead guitar and vocals, who played with the group Patches in the 1970s; Ron Vachon, guitar and lead vocals, who also played with the Royal Knights in the 1960s; Denny Blais, bass and lead vocals; Mike Asselin, keyboard, bass and vocals, who also performed with Truckin’ and Vehicle in the 1960s-’70s; Doug Doyer, drummer, who also played with Starfire and Cheex in the 1980s; and Roger Blais, guitar, percussion and vocals, who also was a forming member of the Innkeepers.

The classic rock band will play at 9 p.m. in the clublike atmosphere of the newly renovated Heritage Hall, which has a cash bar, dance floor and main stage. Doors and cash bar will open at 8 p.m.

Tickets, $10, may be purchased at the door, by calling 689-2000 or online at francocenter.org.


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