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The O'Jays and The Whispers to perform at Pala

 

Last updated 6/17/2017 at Noon

The O'Jays, left, and The Whispers will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort Aug. 4. (The O'Jays, left, and The Whispers will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort Aug. 4.)

PALA – Pop and R&B legends The O’Jays, along with special guest The Whispers, will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Starlight Theater Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m.

The O’Jays are touring history and a connection to an era and sound that formed the soundtrack for several generations. Original members Walter Williams, Sr. and Eddie Levert have been friends since childhood in Canton, OH.

In 1972, Gamble & Huff, a songwriting production team, signed The O’Jays to their Philadelphia International label. With The Sound of Philadelphia, The O’Jays scored their first No. 1 hit (on the Hot Soul Singles chart), “Backstabbers,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in October 1972.

The O'Jays subsequently had a number of chart-topping pop and R&B singles, including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For The Love Of Money,” “I Love Music,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet Tender Love),” “Live For The Weekend” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.”

The Whispers originated in Los Angeles and have scored pop and R&B hits since the ‘70s. They had a number of hits on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts and hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club play chart with “And The Beat Goes On,” “Can You Do The Boogie” and “Out The Box.” In 1987, they hit the Top 10 when “Rock Steady” became their first Top 10 success on the Hot 100, reaching No. 7 while also capturing the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts.

Tickets are now on sale with no service charge at the Pala Box Office in the casino, or call (877) 946-7252 or visit http://www.palacasino.com. Tickets also are available at Star Tickets (800) 585-3737 or http://www.startickets.com.

 

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