Peaches & Herb

Saturday, July 19, 2008, 8 p.m.


Peaches & Herb, a legendary rhythm and blues duo, will headline the 2008 summer concert series at Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement park in Hot Springs this weekend.
The duo, Herb Fame and Wanda Makle, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70 East) in Hot Springs.
Admission is $45.99; $35.99 for children who are less than 52 inches tall and for those 55 and older; or $49.99 for a season pass good for all 14 concerts and unlimited admission all season.
Reserved seats are an additional $5 each. Call (501) 624-0100.
The duo was formed in 1967 by Fame and Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker, who were put together by record producer Van McCoy. Peaches & Herb had a string of hits, starting with "Let's Fall in Love," followed by "We're in This Thing Together," "Close Your Eyes," "For Your Love" and "Love Is Strange."
Barker tired of touring and left the act, and she was replaced by a succession of female singers who were known as "Peaches," and the hit singles continued with "Two Little Kids" and "When He Touches Me."
Herb also tired of the music industry and retired in 1970, but returned six years later, again aided by McCoy. A new "Peaches" was found, with Linda Greene filling the role and making for the most successful of the combinations.