The Paramount Theatre is pleased to Present
Taking place Saturday, September 10th 2022 at 8 PM
Tickets are on sale now!
Row B-K: $57
Row L – T: $52
Row U-X: $47
This include a $2 Service Fee per Ticket
(applied online, over the phone or in person)
Please be advised, there is no elevator to the Balcony
THE STYLISTICS – BIOGRAPHY
The Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from the combination of two groups, “The Percussions” and “The Monarchs”. When members from each group were drafted into the Armed Services, the remaining members, under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton, joined forces and changed the name to “The Stylistics”.
After working locally for a few years, the group recorded their first song, “You’re a Big Girl Now” at Virtue Recording Studio in Philadelphia. The song was written by their guitarist at the time, Robert “Doc” Douglas and Road Manager, Marty Bryant. The song was soon picked up in the tri-state area, and before long, it became a #1 hit in Philadelphia and other cities.
Subsequently, Avco Records made them a deal to promote their song nationally. After the success of “You’re A Big Girl Now”, Avco wanted to follow up with an album release. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was contacted and was hired to produce the group’s first album titled “The Stylistics”, and from that album came “Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart”, “You Are Everything” and “Betcha By Golly Wow”. The album’s success was nothing short of phenomenal. The ball continued to roll with the release of their second album titled “Round Two”. The Stylistics were quickly becoming known as the Philly group with the sweet love songs.
Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their era of 70’s music alive. Their newest lead singer, Grammy Award winning recording artist, Barrington “Bo” Henderson, began his professional career with groups such as The Dramatics and Lakeside. Later in his career, Bo Henderson became lead singer of the world-renowned group, The Temptations, and was featured on their album Phoenix Rising, which became almost double platinum. He was also a vocalist on the album Ear-Resistible, and helped win The Temptations a Grammy Award.
In 2018, The Stylistics celebrated their 50th Anniversary and are going strong with original founding members Airrion Love and Herb Murrell, along with Jason Sharp and Bo Henderson! Together, they look forward to taking their musical journey to new heights!