26 September 2011

The Three Degrees live in Islington - 10th October

AGMP presents Philly Soul vocal group, The Three Degrees, live at The Union Chapel in Islington on Monday 10th October.

Photo of The Three DegreesAlthough their line-up has changed over the years, The Three Degrees have existed continuously for almost four decades, and now lay claim to being the longest running female vocal group in history. Today, the trio consists of Valerie Holiday (who first joined in 1967), Helen Scott (who first joined in 1963) and Freddie Pool, who replaced Cynthia Garrison at the end of 2010.

Initially formed in 1963 by manager Richard Barrett, it is arguably their three year stint with Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International label in the 1970s for which The Three Degrees are best remembered. It was during this era that the threesome had some of their biggest hits, such as "Dirty Ol' Man", "TSOP" and "When Will I See You Again". They also gained a great deal of attention from the fact that Prince Charles publicly acclaimed them as his favourite group (they performed live at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles's 30th birthday party in 1978).

To read more about the group visit: www.thethreedegrees.com

To find out more about The Union Chapel visit: www.unionchapel.org.uk

The Three Degrees live at The Union Chapel
Date: Monday 10th October, 2011
Doors: 7pm
Address: Compton Avenue, Islington, N1 2XD
Tickets: £28.50 in advance from https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/three-degrees/

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