Charlie Wilson, O’Jays to Perform In Savannah October 28

Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson

Double Grammy nominee, and Soul Train Icon Winner, Charlie Wilson will be in concert performing songs from his critically-acclaimed solo CDs, Uncle Charlie, including the #1 hits, There Goes My Baby, You Are, and Charlie, Last Name Wilson, as well as hits from the legendary GAP Band.

The Homecoming 2011 Concert presented by Fa-Sho Entertainment, JM Live, Savannah State University National Alumni Association and Love 101.1 FM will be held Friday, October 28, 2011. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.

The show will also feature the legendary O’Jays.

Charlie Wilson, a prostate cancer survivor, is a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and is assisting them in raising much needed funds to continue their research. He is the former lead vocalist for the Gap Band.

When you hear Grammy-nominated artist his voice, it reminds you of both the past and the present. He is one of the few artists whose vocal style and performance continue to influence some of today’s most popular performers. In 2004, Wilson signed a multi-album deal for Wilson with Jive Records. The first album from that deal, Charlie Last Name Wilson, debuted in the fall of 2005 featuring production from various hit-making producers including R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake,, the Underdogs, Kay Gee and The Platinum Brothers. The album, which was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A., produced the ubiquitous hit single, “Charlie Last Name Wilson.”

With music and his work to combat prostate cancer, Wilson has been able to sustain the passion and drive that have been hallmarks of his legendary career.

The Mighty O’Jays formed in 1963. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. They had their first hit with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963.

In spite of the record’s success, the group was considering quitting the music industry until Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, took an interest in the group.

With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train”.

For ticket information, please call the Civic Center Box Office at 912-651- 6556.

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