Two legendary pop and soul acts will be on a double bill at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. On Friday, August 23rd Gladys Knight along with The O’Jays will present an evening of classic vocal stylings from a golden age of Top 40 radio.
Eight time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight scored hits with her group Gladys Knight and The Pips as well as as a solo artist. In the late ’60s and through the ’70s Ms. Knight had a string of soulful pop hits including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine,’ ‘Midnight Train to Georgia,’ ‘Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)’ and ‘If I Were Your Woman.’ In 1986 she teamed up with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Elton John for the AIDS benefit single ‘That’s What Friends Are For.’
Knight, known as ‘The Empress of Soul,’ is also an actress and member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Philly soul pioneers The O’Jays were formed in the late ’50s, but had their biggest successes as part of the Philedelphia International record label roster of artists in the 1970s. With hits including ‘Back Stabbers,’ ‘Love Train,’ and ‘For the Love of Money,’ they were ever-present on the airwaves and charts. In 2005 The O’Jays were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For more information: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/the-ojays-gladys-knight