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Guess Who will be at the Robins

The Guess Who will “Share the Land” with “American Woman” and man Friday at the Robins Theatre.

The Canadian rock band’s roots go back more than 60 years, with several of its original members performing together as Chad Allan and the Reflections starting in 1962.

The 1965 single “Shakin’ All Over” topped the charts in Canada and helped the band cross over to the United States, but its real success in the states started in 1969. The top ten hit “These Eyes” was followed by a dozen additional top 40 hits through 1975, including “Laughing,” “No Time,” “Share the Land,” “Star Baby” and the number one singles “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight.”

Drummer Garry Peterson has been with the band since its inception, and the current lineup includes long-time members Dee Sharp, lead vocals, and Leonard Shaw, keyboard.

In a 2019 interview with the newspaper, Peterson said, “This band delivers every night because of the talent in the band. Every guy not on the records in this band grew up being fans of The Guess Who and loving the band, and now here they are playing in the band, and they honor and cherish the music they’re playing and execute it perfectly.”

Friday’s show will be the band’s first at the Robins Theatre, but it won’t be Peterson’s first trip here. He had a memorable night here 30 years ago.

He couldn’t remember the name of the hotel, but in that 2019 interview Peterson said, “We were playing there one time in 1991 or somewhere outside of there. My girlfriend at the time drove up from North Carolina, got lost and missed the gig. That night I proposed to her.”

Friday’s concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Robins, 160 E. Market St. Tickets range from $20 to $65 and are available at the Robins box office and online at robinstheatre.com.

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