Scene and Heard

The O’Jays are coming to Horseshoe

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2012

The O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1963 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1942), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The O’Jays had their first hit with “Lonely Drifter”, in 1963. In spite of the record’s success, the group was considering quitting the music industry until Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, took an interest in the group. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train“. Their hit “For The Love of Money” is the theme song for Donald Trump’s TV show The Apprentice.

Don’t miss this chance to see The O’Jays at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on March 30th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Showroom.  Tickets go on sale Friday January 20th, 2012 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Horseshoe Box office.

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