A Night of Legends Featuring Motown Legends
Florence, South Carolina, September 22, 2017– International music legends of Motown Records announced today that they will embark on a fall tour entitled “A NIGHT OF LEGENDS”. The tour is set to start November 3, 2017 in Florence, South Carolina. The tour will feature The Temptations, Dennis Edwards, The Chi- Lites, The Dramatics and The Tams. The show will take place at The Florence Civic Center and Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
About The Temptations:
Edwards was born in Birmingham, As a high school student, Edwards sang with the Crowns of Joy gospel group, then formed a soul-jazz band called Dennis Edwards & the Firebirds, inspired by organist Richard "Groove" Holmes. Edwards was soon enlisted to replace David Ruffin as lead singer of the Temptations in 1968. He spent the next nine years in that role, his gritty leads fueling such songs as "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Ball of Confusion," and "Psychedelic Shack," as well as the groundbreaking singles "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Masterpiece." He left for the first time in 1977, returned in 1979, and left again in 1983. In 1984, Edwards, solo once more, made one of the great duets of the decade, "Don't Look Any Further," with Siedah Garrett. It narrowly missed the top of Billboard's R&B chart. The follow-up, "(You're My) Aphrodisiac," was a Top 20 R&B single, but things then cooled considerably. "Coolin' Out" was Edwards' final hit, peaking at number 23, but he returned to the Temptations in 1987. Edwards briefly teamed with ex-Temptations David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks in the trio Ruffin/Kendricks/Edwards, but nothing was ever released. Along with other members of the Temptations, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. During the following three decades, he continued to perform, first as the leader of Dennis Edwards & the Temptations.
About The Chi- Lites:
The group's greatest fame came during the early 1970s, during this time they had eleven Top Ten R&B hits. The ballads "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl" followed, both reaching number one in the R&B charts with "Oh Girl" also achieving the number one slot in the pop charts in the spring of 1972. In 2000, the Chi-Lites were inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
About The Dramatics:
They broke through with their first release recorded with Hester, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", which Hester offered them after seeing the group perform in a Detroit nightclub. The song went into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9 and climbing to #3 in the R&B chart.
About The Tams:
Hit single on Arlen Records. "Untie Me", a Joe South composition, became a Top 20 on the Billboard R&B chart. The follow-up releases largely failed until 1964, when "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)", reached the Top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.