Legendary R&B Group The O'Jays to play LIVE at Crown Theatre
Community Concerts proudly presents The O’Jays -- the group that brought you such soulful hits as “Love Train” , “Put Your Hands Together” , “For The Love of Money” – live in concert on Friday, March 15, 2019!
Tickets are on sale Friday, January 18 and can be purchased online at CapeFearTix.com, by phone at 888-257-6208, and in person at the Crown Complex Box Office & Leisure Travel Services located on Fort Bragg.
The O’Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years.
Walter Williams and Eddie Levert first met when they were the ages of 6 and 7 respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they formed a band originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. In 1963, the band took the name “The O’Jays” in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay. Several members have changed, but the core, original lead singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group.
The O’Jays scored the first number 1 and million-seller, “Backstabbers.” Subsequently, they succeeded with various chart-topping pop and R&B singles including “Love Train”, “Put Your Hands Together”, “For The Love of Money”, “I Love Music”, “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)”, “Livin’ For The Weekend” and“Use Ta Be My Girl.”
The O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with BET’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2009. In 2013, they were inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame.
It’s been a long journey but thanks to the fans the LOVE TRAIN is still going strong!