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R&B and Soul Kings The O'Jays to Bring Farewell Tour to Cincinnati
By Katherine Barrier,
R&B and soul kings The O’Jays have been electrifying fans all over the world for more than 60 years. Now, they’re bringing their final tour to Cincinnati.
The O’Jays, featuring original members Eddie Levert Sr. and Walter Williams Sr., will perform at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on Sunday, Nov. 19 as part of the "Last Stop On The Love Train Tour."
The group behind hits like “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together” and “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)" first formed in Canton, Ohio in 1958. In 1972, Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters The O’Jays had been working with, signed them to their label, Philadelphia International. After that, the group scored their first No. 1 and million-selling song, “Backstabbers.” The success led The O’Jays to become the first Black vocal group to perform in arenas across the country during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Throughout their multi-decade career, The O’Jays have garnered 10 Gold albums, nine Platinum albums and 10 No. 1 hits. In 2005, they were inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and they were awarded BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2013.