2002-06-22 / Community

Robinson, Ross And Garfunkel At Westbury

Robinson, Ross And Garfunkel At Westbury

Robinson, Ross And Garfunkel At Westbury

The Top of the Pops come to Westbury Music Fair this summer with Diana Ross on July 23 (tickets are $55), Art Garfunkel on July 30 (tickets are $40) and Smokey Robinson on August 24th (tickets are $45). Tickets for all events are available at Westbury Music Fair's box office, select Ticketmaster locations and on line at cc.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171. All shows, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Applicable tax and service charges are added to each ticket price.

Diana Ross and the Supremes’ started out in the 1960’s. The group consisted of Diana, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, and went on to achieve 12 number one pop hits including "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Back In My Arms Again," "I Hear a Symphony," "You Can’t Hurry Love" and "You Keep Me Hangin’ On." The last of their hits, "Someday We’ll Be Together" in 1969 also marked the beginning of Ross’s solo career. On her own, Ross also achieved great success including many more Top 40 hits with songs such as "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough", "Upside Down and "Coming Out" as well as led a lucrative acting career which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972.

Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and is now embarking on a new adventure: a songwriter and member of a new trio project. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow Queens, NY native Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarbourough Fair," "The Sound Of Silence," "The Boxer" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," among others, is the biggest selling album ever by a duo. After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, including "Carnal Knowledge" (opposite Jack Nicholson), "Catch 22" and Nicholas Roeg’s "Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession." His solo debut ANGEL CLARE spawned the top 10 hit "All I Know." His other solo albums include BREAKAWAY (‘75; features the hit "I Only Have Eyes For You"), WATERMARK (‘78; featuring "[What A] Wonderful World" with James Taylor and Paul Simon), FATE FOR BREAKFAST (‘79), SCISSORS CUT (‘81), THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS (‘86), LEFTY (‘88), GARFUNKEL (greatest hits, ‘88), UP TILL NOW (‘93), ACROSS AMERICA (‘97) and SONGS FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD (‘97).

Smokey Robinson’s influence spans four decades. His achievements include 36 Top 40 hits, a Grammy "Living Legend" Award, berths in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Soul Train "Heritage Award," a NARAS "Lifetime Achievement Award," and Numerous other honors and achievements. Smokey Robinson’s hits include "Being With You," "Cruisin’," "Just To See Her," "One Heartbeat" and many others. This velvet-voiced crooner has always been a major part of the soundtrack of our lives and continues with his newest album Intimate. This new album artfully bridges the gulf between old-school soul and silky, modern-age funk. Intimate marks Smokey’s triumphant return to Motown Records after an eight-year absence. The Smokey/Motown legacy is evident in the insinuating melodies and well-crafted lyrics of new tracks like "Intimate," "Tu Me Besas Muy Rico," and "Love, Love Again," while tunes like "Sleepin’ In," "I’m the One," and "Ready to Roll," are fueled by alluring cotemporary rhythms.


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