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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Three Degrees...


Last night Stuart, Darren, Mark, Rachael and I went to see The Three Degrees perform their show at Islington's glitzy Union Chapel.

Formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, which makes them the longest running female vocal group in history, The Three Degrees have been continuously touring for more than 40 years which is quite impressive. Of the 14 various members the current line-up is Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool.

The gals performed all the hits and more; Take Good Care of Yourself, Givin' Up Givin' In, Dirty Ol' Man, Woman In Love, My Simple Heart and of course the sublime When Will I See You Again. Sadly no sign of disco smashes The Runner, Golden Lady or Jump the Gun though.

Among their own hits they performed some cover versions: at times inspired (Stevie Wonder's I Wish) but occasionally too broad (Earth, Wind & Fire's Boogie Wonderland as an encore.)

Still, we loved it.

3 comments:

  1. meetthecroppers11:49 pm

    Watch this, it is hilarious:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg2ImkklxD8

    Wendy van Dijk is the Davina McCall of The Netherlands, and she dresses as Japanese TV interviewer Ushi to wind up celebrities - in this case the Three Degrees. Hope you enjoy, I love this interview!

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  2. Nice! I bet you have enjoyed watching the Three Degrees

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