70’s Classic Soul Coming to Altria Theater
May 29, 2019
See The Whispers, The Spinners, Wil Hart of the Original Delfonics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and The Dynamic Superiors
Live in Concert on October 20
Richmond, VA – Hosea Productions welcomes an amazing collaboration of musicians from the 1970s with 70’s Classic Soul featuring The Whispers, The Spinners, Wil Hart of the Original Delfonics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and The Dynamic Superiors to the Altria Theater on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 6PM.
Tickets will be available beginning 10am Friday, May 31 at the Altria Theater Box Office, by phone at 800-514-ETIX (3849) or online at AltriaTheater.com or Etix.com. All tickets are $89.50. Additional fees may apply.
The 70’s Classic Soul is the coming together of soul music legends. Join us as they perform their most memorable hits and re-live the decade of classic soul, R&B. In the words of Don Cornelius, “we wish you love, peace, and soul!”
The Whispers are an American group from Los Angeles, California, who have scored hit records since the late 1960s. The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003 and were winners of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008. By popular vote, the group was inducted into The Soul Music Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012, and The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Spinners have never lost their universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Marvin Taylor, tenor Ronnie Moss, and bass singer Jessie Peck; a soul-infused 5-piece band, led by Keith Ferguson, backs them up. Some of their other hits are: “Mighty Love,” “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Games People Play,” “Could It Be” and “Working My Way Back to You.
WIL HART OF THE ORIGINAL DELFONICS
The Delfonics, known for their sleek, soulful “Philadelphia sound,” have graced the stage and the airwaves for nearly 40 years. The combination of sexy melodies and showmanship has made this threesome a worldwide success. Their hits include “La La Means I Love You,” “You Get Yours, I’ll Get Mine,” “I’m Sorry” and “Ready or Not.” In 1971, The Delfonics were awarded a Grammy for the single, “Didn’t I.” Not only were the Delfonics known for their smooth singing and rich harmony, they also gained fame for magnificent choreography.
HAROLD MELVIN’S BLUE NOTES
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes was one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group is most noted for several hits including, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” “I Miss You” and “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” on Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. They remain one of the most sought-after groups on the official 70s Soul Tour.
THE DYNAMIC SUPERIORS
The Dynamic Superiors, a Washington, DC quintet, signed with Motown and found great success on the Soul Charts as one of Motown’s most unique acts, assigned to the Ashford and Simpson, who wrote most of their material proved to be a winning combination that produced several hits including “Shoe, Shoe Shine” and “Leave it Alone,” both of which made the Top 20 on R&B Charts.