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Celebrate Valentine's Day with The Whispers and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes at bergenPAC, 2/15
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Classic Soul legends The Whispers ("And The Beat Goes On," "Rock Steady," "Contagious," "It's A Love Thing" and so much more), plus HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUENOTES The Love I Lost*If You Don't Know Me By Now*Bad Luck - it's one spectacular night of classic love songs and entertainment at Bergen Performing Arts Center, Friday February 15th at 8PM.
Reserve your tickets now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office at (201) 227-1030 or by visiting the theater at 30 North Van Brunt Street Englewood, New Jersey.
The Whispers began in the '60s, but it wasn't until 1980 that the vocal group scored its first Top 40 hit with "And the Beat Goes On." The band's lineup hasn't changed since the early '70s, with one exception. Original member Marcus Hutson died in 2000 and the four remaining Whispers have vowed not to replace him, but to continue as a quartet.
Unlike so many veteran acts born in the 60s and 70s, The Whispers have proven a thoroughbred with hit singles in almost every decade since their auspicious debut in 1964 with Dore Records. While most of their 60s and early 70s hits were mild regional West coast hits for the Dore, Soul Clock and Janus labels, their 1970's work with Soul Train and Solar Records found them hitting their stride with hits like their disco cover of Bread's "Make It With You," "One For The Money (Pt.1)," "Lets Go All The Way," "Chocolate Girl," "I Only Meant To Wet My Feet" and my personal favorite "Olivia (Lost and Turned Out)."
Despite gaining national fame and racking up severAl Gold albums, platinum success eluded the group until 1980 with The Whispers. The self-titled album sported the lovely "Lady," the Donny Hathaway tribute "Song for Donny" and their biggest crossover hit to date, the #1 Billboard R&B and Dance hit, "And The Beat Goes On." The eighties R&B charts were littered with successful Whisper jams including: "Tonight," "Contagious," "It's A Love Thing," "Keep On Lovin' Me" and the cognac-soaked "In The Mood."