The Decoys, the band that opened for The Who at Union Catholic High School in November of 1967 will be reuniting and performing in concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic concert on November 18, 2017.

There had been much talk about whether Union Catholic High School, The Who or anyone for that matter would mark the event during which The Decoys and The Who appeared on the Union Catholic stage in a groundbreaking concert.

It appears that The Decoys have seized the initiative and leapt into action. Fifty years ago, The Decoys were five high school students.  Three of them, Jim McClurken (lead guitar),  Mike Testa (rhythm guitar) and Mike Mazzarisi (drums) were students at New Providence High School.  Bob Gilligan (bass guitar) was a student at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains and Jon Kenseth (lead vocals) a student at Chatham Township High School.  Now they have reunited for the event. Bob Gilligan and Jon Kenseth will be coming from out of state to play with their ex-bandmates.

The concert will take place at Our Lady of Peace Gymnasium in New Providence, New Jersey on November 18, 2017. General admission tickets will be sold at $25 per ticket and the proceeds will go to Catholic School education.

More details to follow as the event nears. In the meantime, mark this on your calendars! Sounds like a can’t miss event.

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