In the 1970s, the Three Degrees embodied a certain style of classy, sophisticated, orchestrated soul, and were equally at home on Top Of The Pops, TV variety shows, in cabaret or in the presence of royalty. Indeed, the easy-on-the-ear, easy-on-the-eye girl trio from Philadelphia who topped the UK charts in 1974 with the soft, smooth, seductive "When Will I See You Again", became favourites of Prince Charles and were even tagged "Charlie's Angels" by the British tabloids.
In 1974, the Three Degrees were also the featured vocalists on the infectious mostly instrumental track "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" recorded by the Philadelphia International house band MFSB – short for Mother Father Sister Brother. Chosen as the new theme tune to the long-running Soul Train by producer Don Cornelius when the US TV show went into national syndication in 1973, "TSOP" charted around the world just as the lush Philly sound became the dominant force in soul and dance music and ushered in the disco era.
So it is that after more than four decades of existence, the Three Degrees can still make the claim as being the longest running female vocal group in history....see the Guinness Book of Records for confirmation of this fact! And they show no signs of slowing down!
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Tonbridge Arts Festival
Welcome to this year's Tonbridge Arts Festival! We're featuring a range of events across six days, from 1st to 6th July, keeping to the themes of performing, visual and literary arts, with a range of free and ticketed events to be held in venues throughout Tonbridge.
We hope there’s something here that interests you but we are always interested in hearing your ideas regarding possible future events; please email: email@example.com
Full details of all events can be found on our website www.tonbridgeartsfestival.co.uk