John Davidson to perform in LaPorte

2014-04-11T17:29:00Z 2014-04-11T22:04:17Z John Davidson to perform in LaPorteStan Maddux Times Correspondent
April 11, 2014 5:29 pm  • 

One of the biggest television stars and singers in the 70s and 80s is coming to LaPorte.

John Davidson is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 21 at the LaPorte High School auditorium.

His appearance is the last in the annual concert line-up presented by the LaPorte Community Concert Association, which has existed for 82 years.

"I'm really looking forward to that," said Beth Le Roy, president of the LCCA.

Davidson, 72, was best known, perhaps, for hosting shows like "That's Incredible" and "The John Davidson Show."

He also made over 100 appearances on the popular game show "Hollywood Squares," which he later hosted from 1984 to 1987.

He also guest hosted "The Tonight Show" for Johnny Carson 87 times, according to his biography.

Davidson, known for his charm, good looks and boyish smile, debuted on Broadway in 1964 performing in plays such as "The Music Man" and "Oklahoma" then started appearing on TV variety shows that same decade.

He also scored several hits in the contemporary music charts with his "Everytime I Sing a Love Song" reaching 7th on the charts in 1976.

"I think a lot of people remember John from their youth so I think it'll be a great concert," said Le Roy.

"We're excited to have him," said Bruce Johnson, another member of the LCCA.

For information about tickets, contact the LCCA at 362-8262 or go to its website at

The doors will open at about 6:30 p.m.

"Depending on the crowd we have to open a little early to get everyone in," said Le Roy, who added his appearance in LaPorte will be Davidson's first in the U.S. following a recently complete tour in Europe.

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