May 11, 2015
Summer Cool Down Concert
Soul and R&B vocal legends The Stylistics and The Dramatics will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Citizen Business Bank Arena in Ontario California
The Stylistics is one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group was formed in 1968, and was composed of: Lead Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their U.S. hits were ballads, graced by the soaring falsetto of Thompkins, Jr. and the lush productions of Thom Bell, which helped make The Stylistics one of the most successful soul groups of the first half of the 1970s.
During the early 1970s, the group had 12 consecutive U.S. R&B top 10 hits, including, “Stop, Look, Listen,” “You Are Everything,” “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” “People Make the World Go Round,” “I’m Stone in Love with You,” “Break Up to Make Up,” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” Today’s Stylistics is comprised of the two originals, Love and Murrell, joined by Harold Eban Brown and Jason Sharp.
The Dramatics originated in Detroit, MI and became national stars in 1971 when “What You See Is What You Get” hit the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and then went gold. The group has continued to perform and today its members are L.J. Reynolds, Leon Franklin, Donald Albert, Winzell Kelly and Larry “Squirrel” Demps.
Also Performing live at this event, R&B’s Evelyn Champagne King, with her 70’s hits, “Shame” and “Love Come Down”. The Originals with their hits, “Baby I’m for Real” and “Hear the Bells.” 5 Tempting Men will open the evening with a tribute to Motown, with hit songs from the Temptations, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination,” and “Get Ready” to name a few. Comedian Evan Lionel will keep the crowd lively throughout the evening.
For Ticket Info Contact Citizen Bank Business Bank Arena.