The Stylistics

Show Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Show Time: 8:30
Doors Open: 7:00

Ticket Price: $45-$75
Show Type: R&B
Restrictions: All Ages

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The Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, The Percussions” and “The Monarchs”. When members from each group were drafted, the remaining members, under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton, joined forces and changed the name to “The Stylistics”.

After working locally for a few years, the group was approached by Bill Perry, who asked if they’d be interested in recording. Their first song, “You’re a Big Girl Now” was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio in Philadelphia. The song was written by their guitarist at the time, Robert “Doc” Douglas and Road Manager, Marty Bryant. The song was soon picked up in the tri-state area, and before long, it became a The #1 hit in Philadelphia and other cities. Interested in promoting the record nationally, Bill Perry contacted Avco Records and made a deal. After the success of “You’re A Big Girl Now”, Avco wanted to follow up with an album release. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was contacted and was hired to produce the group’s first album titled “The Stylistics”, and from that album came “Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart”, “You Are Everything” and “Betcha By Golly Wow”. The success of this album was phenomenal.

The ball continued to roll with the release of their second album titled “Round Two”. The Stylistics were becoming known as the Philly group with the sweet love songs. Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their institution of 70’s music alive. It was thought to be the end of The Stylistics following the departure of their original lead singer, but as in life, THE SHOW MUST GO ON. Their new lead singer, Grammy Award winning recording artist, Barrington “Bo” Henderson, began his professional career with groups such as The Dramatics and Lakeside. Later in his career, Bo Henderson became lead singer of the world-renowned group, The Temptations, and was featured on their album Phoenix Rising, which went on to become almost double platinum. He was also a vocalist on the album Ear-Resistible, and helped win The Temptations a Grammy Award. The Stylistics are honored to welcome Barrington “Bo” Henderson to the group, and look forward to taking their musical journey to new heights.

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