The Four Tops
One of Motown’s most popular acts, The Four Tops, are bringing the hits of the 60s we all know and love to St. Petersburg! These GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award winners helped bring Motown to the forefront of American Pop Culture with seven Top Ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s no surprise “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” both reached the coveted Number One spot; flash-forward to today and these two classics have become American Pop standards! Their timeless, era defining songs will have audience members dancing to their soulful melodies and Doo Wop inspired harmonies. The Four Tops have been touring the world sharing the magic of Motown with fans, old and new alike, since they rose to pop-stardom back in 1965. Their live performances are filled with rich vocals and smooth moves, a perfect portrayal of their iconic performances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history – The Supremes. With 40 albums and 12 number one hits including “Stop, In The Name of Love,” and “Baby, Love,” it’s safe to say The Supremes laid the foundation for future female groups to step into the spotlight. Mary’s childhood dreams were exceeded by the magnitude of success the group earned. In 1970, Mary Wilson and The Supremes recorded a version of “River Deep, Mountain High” with none other than The Four Tops, solidifying the two groups as a match made in Motown Heaven. Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.
Peter Lemongello, Jr.
Dynamic opening act, Peter Lemongello, Jr. is garnering fans in staggering numbers since his recent National TV appearances on American Idol and the PBS “My Music” Series. Peter is a singer/entertainer, who has followed in the footsteps of his father (Peter Lemongello), the 1970’s singer who was the first person ever to sell over 1 million albums on television, but with his own style and personality.