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Westbury Music Fair 70’s Soul Jam At Westbury Music Fair, March 6

Westbury Music Fair 70’s Soul Jam At Westbury Music Fair, March 6

Westbury Music Fair
70’s Soul Jam At Westbury Music Fair, March 6

The PersuadersThe Persuaders

70’s Soul Jam starring The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics, The Persuaders, The Intruders, Cuba Gooding Sr. & The Main Ingredient, Hosted by Jimmie "JJ" Walker will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Saturday, March 6th at 8 pm. Tickets are $45 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online 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.

The Stylistics with all their charisma and style became one of the best-selling soul groups ever. "You’re A Big Girl Now" was their first single, which immediately became a top-ten hit. After that first album was out they produced 12 more records, which also became top-ten hits. "Heavy" and "You Make Me Feel Brand New" are just a couple of their many hit songs.

The Chi-Lites first national hit "Give it Away" climbed to the No.10 spot on the R&B charts. Some other hits are "Give More Power to the People" and the 1972 release "Have You Seen Her." The Chi-Lites were pioneers for the sound of Chicago-soul.

When The Delfonics first came on the scene they were automatically accepted and loved. Their first single ever released was "He Don’t Really Love You." In 1970, their single "Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time" reached number one. The Delfonics continued growing in the 1970’s, when they were awarded a Grammy for "Didn’t I," recognizing it as the top soul hit of 1971.

The StylisticsThe Stylistics

The pioneering Persuaders classic, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" has enjoyed platinum covers by Annie Lennox and Kid Frost. They have worked with artists that have helped their career like Rod Stewart and Jay-Z. "Some Guys Have All The Luck," "Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Out" are just some of their many hit songs.

The Intruders first really big top 20 hit was "We’ll Be United." In 1966 The Intruders recorded their top 30 hit "Devil With A Angel’s Smile." Then, in 1967 the band hit the charts again with "Together," their first top 10 hit. Their biggest hit was "Cowboys To Girls" in 1968. Other Intruders hits include; "Love Is Like a Baseball Game," "Give Her A Transplant," and "Lollipop."

Cuba Gooding Sr. and The Main Ingredient’s first release in 1972 "Everyone Plays the Fool" which was seen on the Bittersweet Album hit #3 on the pop charts. For over 10 years they had stopped releasing albums and took a break. 12 years later, in 1986, they returned and started up again with their new album I Just Wanna Love You.

Jimmie "JJ" Walker is best known for his role in the television series Good Times. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase and it was made famous nationwide. The love of comedy was still his number 1 choice.

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