The band The O'Jays in matching purple jackets

The O’Jays: Live in New York | Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m.

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Premieres August 23, 2019 on WOUB

A Career-Spanning Concert Featuring Fan Favorites and New Songs From the R&B Supergroup


Casa LucaMarco
Las Vegas Nevada
April 27 2012
Photos By Denise Truscello

On March 30, 2019, R&B supergroup The O’Jays performed at the historic St. George Theatre in New York City. Taped before a live audience, this new special celebrates the group’s illustrious and historic career featuring classic fan favorites like “Love Train,” “For The Love Of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl” along with a few newly-penned songs from the O’Jays recent and final album The Last Word, including the upbeat dance number “Enjoy Yourself” (co-written for the group by Bruno Mars and Pat Monahan). THE O’JAYS: LIVE IN NEW YORK is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations in August 2019.

With a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of multiple generations, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers continue to perform with an electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. An indelible part of pop culture, The O’Jays are showcased doing what they do best — performing socially conscious message music that makes you think while you dance.

 About The O’Jays:

With over 50 years of touring and some of music’s most beloved hits under their belt, The O’Jays remain one of pop/R&B’s seminal music acts. The group scored their first number 1 hit in 1972 with “Backstabbers.” Subsequently, they had other chart-topping singles including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For The Love Of Money,” “I Love Music,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love),” “Livin’ For The Weekend” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” This success propelled The O’Jays to become the first black vocal group to perform in arenas throughout the U.S. in the 70s and 80s.

The O’Jays — Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr., and Eric Nolan Grant, who joined the group in 1995 — continue to thrill fans today. Over the course or their career they have achieved 10 Gold albums, nine Platinum albums and 10 #1 hits.

Casa LucaMarco
Las Vegas Nevada
April 27 2012
Photos By Denise Truscello

The O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. In 2013, they were inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame.

THE O’JAYS: LIVE IN NEW YORK includes these performances:

  • “Give The People What They Want”
  • “Forever Mine” / “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet Tender Love)” / “Forever Mine”
  • “I Got You”
  • “I Love Music”
  • “Love Train”
  • “Stand Up (Show Love)”
  • “Enjoy Yourself”
  • “Backstabbers”
  • “Use Ta Be My Girl”
  • “For The Love Of Money”
  • “Above The Law”

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