Peter Rivera of Rare Earth

07/22/2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET


DeSoto Amphitheater Series


  • $35.00


Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art
176 Water Company Road
Millersburg, PA 17061
United States of America
Room Number: DeSoto Amphitheater: Outside


Peter Rivera of Rare Earth

7.22.23 | $35 Pre-Sale $40 at the Door

Doors at 6PM | Show at 7:30PM

Green Membership Vouchers will not be available to use for this show.

Peter Rivera was born and raised in Detroit. His father worked in a factory while his mother stayed home. When he was 9, a music store salesmen came to the house and sold his folks on a 30-music lesson package on the drums. Although Peter played on stage at the age of 5 with spoons to a record his dad gave him, he had no other musical experience in an otherwise normal childhood. He had no choice but to quit after only three lessons since his family could not afford it. For years Peter practiced his drumming on an old beat-up snare drum that he got for Christmas to the sounds of a record player, learning tempo and rhythm. After saving his money from working 2 paper routes, Peter bought a set of gold sparkle drums. This was the start of a long and successful career behind the drums.

After meeting a couple of guitar players, he formed his first band The Sultans. They practiced for a couple of years until one day Peter was seen at a church social by the members of a popular band, the Sunliners. The Sunliners asked Peter to audition, but they ended up not asking him to join their band. One year later however, they saw him again and this time they wanted him. tireless hard work and practice, The Sunliners eventually got a job playing in a rundown nightclub 5 nights a week. It was the start they needed.

Being in Detroit, Motown got wind of the band and offered to let them record for a few nights to see what they could do. This was their “big break” into the recording industry.

The Sunliners changed their name to Rare Earth and the album “Get Ready” came out and eventually sold millions. They went on to record many gold and platinum albums, and had such hits as “Get Ready”, “Born To Wander”, “(I Know) I'm Losing You”, “Hey Big Brother”, and “I just want to Celebrate”.

Peter is considered to be one of the premier singers/drummers of all time. He was the voice of all the Rare Earth hits as well as the man behind the drums. His passion for music and unsurpassed talent earns him standing ovations wherever he plays.

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