Share the love at the 70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert featuring legendary R&B/ soul groups The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans, and Blue Magic on Saturday, February 11 at NYC’s landmark Beacon Theatre, with shows at 3pm and 8pm.
During the early ‘70s, The Stylistics were the leading Philly soul group with 12 straight Top Ten hits, including “You Are Everything” “Betcha by Golly, Wow” “I’m Stone in Love With You” “Break Up to Make Up” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” Of all their peers, The Stylistics were one of the smoothest and sweetest soul groups of their era.
The Dramatics are best know for their #1 R&B hits “In the Rain” and “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get” and made numerous appearances on TV’s Soul Train throughout the 70s.
Known for their sleek, soulful Philadelphia sound, the Delfonics released their first chart topper, “La La Means I Love You” in 1968, followed by hit singles including “You Get Yours, I’ll Get Mine,” “I’m Sorry,” and “Ready or Not.” They received a Grammy for the single “Didn’t I” in 1971.
Jersey City natives, The Manhattans are best known for their hits “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “Shining Star” and has sold millions of records over four decades.
Blue Magic hit the Top 40 of the R&B singles chart with their first three 45s before breaking through and crossing over with 1974's “Sideshow." The song went gold, topped the R&B charts, and became a Top 10 pop hit. Their next single, “Three Ring Circus” made the R&B Top 10 and the pop Top 40. The group became known for their smooth ballads, and stayed high on the Soul charts with “Stop to Start” and “Chasing Rainbows” before landing a big hit with the dance tune “Magic of the Blue.”