Uptown Fever’s Tribute to Motown Stars of the 60s & 70s!

0
906
Uptown Fever

Article Contributed by
Struthers Library Theatre

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, 8 pm, enjoy an exciting evening with UPTOWN FEVER’S Tribute to the Stars of the 60s & 70s at The Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, PA! Uptown Fever is a premiere Motown/Funk/Disco Show band from Western New York. Sit back and enjoy their performances of great artists’ hits like The Temptations’ “My Girl,” The Supremes’ “Love Child,” Martha & the Vandellas’ “Dancin’ in the Street,” Aretha Franklin’s “RESPECT,” Etta James’ “At Last,” The Jackson Five’s “ABC,” The Ohio Players’ “Fire” and many more! Uptown Fever will step you through time from the early Motown days through the late 70’s! Come join us for this nostalgic evening of fun and great music! Don’t miss experiencing this LIVE tribute to many Motown superstars of the 60s & 70s!

Some of the artists you might experience are: Aretha Franklin, an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Referred to as the “Queen of Soul,” she placed ninth twice in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” 1987 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductee.

The Supremes were an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and the most successful American vocal group with 12 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity. Billboard ranked the Supremes as the 16th greatest Hot 100 artist of all time. 1988 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductees.

The Jackson 5 was an American pop band composed of five brothers of the Jackson family: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael and was founded in 1964 by Joe Jackson. “ABC,” a song by the Jackson 5, was released as a single on February 24, 1970. The song knocked the Beatles’ “Let It Be” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970, and was No. 1 on the soul singles chart for four weeks. 1997 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductees.

“At Last!” is the debut studio album, released in November 1960 by American blues and soul artist, Etta James. “At Last!” rose to No. 12 on the Billboard Top Catalog Albums chart. Etta won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards. 1993 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductee, 1999 Grammy Hall-of-Fame Inductee and a 2001Blues Hall-of-Fame Inductee. She also received a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2003.

Ray Charles was Ray Charles Robinson Sr., an American singer, songwriter and pianist. He is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential singers in history and was often referred to by contemporaries as “The Genius.” Charles pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records. He contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records. Charles’ 1960 hit, “Georgia On My Mind,” was the first of his three career No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. 1986 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductee.

KC and the Sunshine Band is an American disco and funk band which was founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida. KC is Harry Wayne Casey, lead vocalist & leader of KC & the Sunshine Band. KC & The Sunshine Band became the first act since the Beatles in 1964, to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period. Three of those singles crossed over to become No. 1 on R&B as well. KC and the Sunshine Band are still entertaining audiences around the world and have sold in excess of 100 million records. In 2002, KC received the coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame.

Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo consisting of husband and wife. From 1960 to 1976, they performed live as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, supported by Ike Turner’s band, the Kings of Rhythm, and backing vocalists called the Ikettes. The Ike & Tina Turner Revue was regarded as “one of the most potent live acts on the R&B circuit.” Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall-of- Fame in 1991. They have two singles inducted into the Grammy Hall-of-Fame, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” Rolling Stone ranked them No. 2 on its list of the “20 Greatest Duos of All Time.”

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. It was led by singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Sly Stone. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked them 43rd of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and three of their albums are included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” 1993 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductees.

Join us for Uptown Fever’s LIVE Tribute performance to many superstars of the 60s & 70s at the beautiful, historic Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, PA! Give a gift of music to yourself, your friends or your family! This show has reserved seating. All seats are $30 each. Purchase your tickets today online at strutherslibrarytheatre.org or in Warren, PA at the Library Theatre Office, 302 W. 3rd Ave., or call the office @ (814) 723-7231, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon. – Fri. Tickets are always available at the door!