Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics & Harold Melvin's Bluenotes will perform at the Peabody Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Peabody Auditorium.
Russell Thompkins, Jr. & the New Stylistics exemplify ‘stylistic’ in the true sense of the word. Their goal is to continue the tradition that Thompkins spent more than 30 years of his life creating, to be true to the music, and consistently provide audiences, around the world, with outstanding performances. His goal is to provide his fans, friends and supporters with the same quality of music and showmanship that they have come to know and love.
For over 30 years, Thompkins was the original lead singer of the Stylistics. His impeccable falsetto voice led the group to international fame and recognition, recording such hits as “You’re A Big Girl Now,” “Stop, Look, Listen,” “You Are Everything,” “Rockin’ Roll Baby,” “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “Break Up To Make Up,” “Stone In Love With You,” “People Make The World Go Round.”
Harold Melvin's Blue Notes are one of the most dynamic groups that came out of the Gamble-Huff music factory that produced groups like the Spinners and Stylistics. Previously known as Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, among their credits include the memorable love songs “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” (nominated for a Grammy), “The Love I Lost,” “Bad Luck,” “Wake Up Everybody” and many more hits. Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes have been performing to standing room only audiences for decades.