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The O'Jays will appear at the Peabody Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
The group's winning formula is cultivated in the mixture of "ol' school" with contemporary.
The O'Jays have produced award-winning albums since 1962, nine of them platinum and 10 gold; singles include 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 songs that hit the charts.
The O'Jays have wide crossover appeal.
"We have three generations at our concerts . . . the kids, the moms and dads, and the grandmas and granddads," said O'Jay Walter Williams Sr.
This popularity is rare in music today, an exception to the rule, a testament to the uncompromising vision of Eddie Levert Sr., Williams and Eric Nolan Grant.
Famous for No. 1 hits "Love Train," "Back Stabbers," "Have You Had Your Love Today," "Livin' for the Weekend," "Lovin' You" and "For the Love of Money" (the theme song to Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" TV show), the O'Jays appear for one night only at the Peabody. "Catch the Train" with the O'Jays on Feb. 1.
Reserved tickets are $43, $52 and $60 plus service fees, and are available at the Peabody Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets at Wal-Mart Supercenters, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com.