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Conlee concert this Friday

By Michael Butler

Tallasseeans can put on their "Rose Colored Glasses" on Friday, Feb. 23 as John Conlee takes the Tallassee High School Auditorium stage.

Conlee has produced 32 Top 40 records. Among them, 22 hit the top ten. Seven went all the way to the top of the charts.

Fans can hear them all on Friday night beginning at 7:00. Tickets have been selling fast, but seats are still available at Tickets may also be purchased at the door based on availability for $40 and $55 (VIP). The event is being sponsored by 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM and Tallassee Times. For more information on tickets, call 800-965-9324.

May marks the 40th year anniversary of Conlee's signature tune, "Rose Colored Glasses." "I wrote it and "Backside of Thirty" within six weeks of each other," the Grand Ole Opry star stated.

"Rose Colored Glasses" was Conlee's first hit and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Charts. "Backside of Thirty" became his first No. 1. Other chart toppers by Conlee include; "Lady Lay Down" (1978), "Common Man" (1983), "I'm Only In It for the Love" (1983), "In My Eyes" (1983), "As Long As I'm Rockin' with You" (1984) and "Got My Heart Set on You" (1986).

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