Rhythm & Blues Stars Come To Westbury
Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and a special tribute to singer Gerald Levert and other voices gone but not forgotten, will be presented at the Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Eddie Levert is the lead singer of the R&B Soul group, The O’Jays. Levert was born in Alabama but was raised in Ohio. While attending high school he met the other members of The O’Jays in 1958, when he was 16. The group is best known for hits such as “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money.”
Dennis Edwards was singing lead for the Contours when he became the lead singer for Motown’s Temptations in 1968. Edwards played a vital role in their many hit songs including “Cloud Nine” and “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone,” both of which won Grammy Awards. He has enjoyed a solo career performing live with his Temptations Review and making his solo recordings including his 1984 hit “Don’t Look Any Further.”
Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill were members of the super group LSG (Levert-Sweat- Gill) which also featured Gerald Levert, son of Eddie Levert. While Sweat and Gill are also well known for their solo careers, LSG released a multiplatinum album Levert- Sweat-Gill and then a follow up album in 2003 titled LSG2.
As a solo artist Keith Sweat released numerous hit singles such as “I Want Her,” “Make It Last Forever” and “(There You Go) Tellin’ Me No Again.” Johnny Gill’s signature song is titled “My, My, My” and was number one on the United States R&B chart. His hit single “Rub You the Right Way” was also a number one single.