Fifty years ago they rocked. Today they, well, you judge whether they still got the beat.
The Bodes are reuniting and playing the Edgartown Lighthouse from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.
And who are the Bodes, you ask? Four Island men who during their high school days back in the 1960’s formed a band. They are Rick Convery on drums and vocals, Charlie Leighton on bass and vocals, Jack Mayhew on guitar, and Peter Valenti on guitar and vocals.
For a time they were in the spotlight. Then shadows crept in. You know how the story goes: clash of egos, tantrums. a taste for crickets dipped in absinth. They broke up.
They reunited for a one day concert in 2001. All seemed forgiven and the youthful spark still glowed. Wednesday’s show will be the first one in ten years. Anything is possible. Don’t be that guy or gal who sits home and then hears about it when the local cops, cherry tops, rip this holy night.
The event is free unless you want to go up in the lighthouse. Then you owe $5.