These days the Moondog Coronation Ball's a heavily branded event, where nostalgia rules. This year's headliners bear only a passing relation to the originals: Tommy James and this year's version of the Shondells; former Supreme Mary Wilson; Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of the Turtles/Flo & Eddie; Badfinger's only surviving original member, Joey Molland; and all the Box Tops, including maverick lead singer Alex Chilton. The music could be good, particularly from Volman and Kaylan, harmony masters of the mid-'60s, and the Box Tops, Memphis boys who delivered some of the sweetest blue-eyed soul of that decade. If nothing else, it'll bring back the memories, always a safe bet in Cleveland.
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