PECO Pops @ the Mann - Love Train - The O'Jays, The Four Tops & The Stylistics

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Presented by the Mann
Event Information
Date: 
Wednesday, 8/24/2011 8:00PM
Tickets: 

$59.50, $49.50, $29.50

Details: 

Doors: 6pm, Showtime: 8:00pm / All Ages

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The
O'Jays are living legends and American treasures.  With their place in modern music secure, The O'Jays boast a body of work that spawned 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 total charted songs. They’re known for their incredibly energetic and dynamic live shows, Olympian vocals, and their social and political impact on generations and nations.

The O’Jays is Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr.and Eric Nolan Grant. After 40+ years making such international hits as "Back Stabbers," "For The Love Of Money," "Darlin' Darlin' Baby," "Love Train," "I Love Music," "Use Ta Be My Girl"and "Have You Had Your Love Today," The O'Jays are still going strong and just get better with time. 

 

The Four Tops, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national “Tonight Show” appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label.

Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a no. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers; it was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song” (no. 2 R&B/no. 5 pop).

“They were the best in my neighborhood in Detroit when I was growing up (and) the Four Tops will always be one of the biggest and the best groups ever. Their music is forever." – Smokey Robinson

 

Joining these two legendary groups is Philadelphia’s own The Stylistics. The group formed in 1966 and their hits include “You’re a Big Girl Now,” Stop, Look, Listen to Your Heart,” “You Are Everything,” and “Betcha By Golly Wow.” Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics.

 

For tickets & info for The O'Jays, The Four Tops & The Stylistics at the Mann: TicketPhiladelphia.org, 215-893-1999, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000,  or the Mann's Box Office.

Please note: If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility.

 

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