Personalities | The O’Jays | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1963–present)

A long-standing soul harmony group formed by Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, later adding William Powell, Bill Isles and Bobby Massey. The O’Jays first charted in 1963 but were considering quitting music when they came under the aegis of Philadelphia soul producers Gamble and Huff, immediately scoring a hit with ‘Back Stabbers’ in 1972. The remainder of the decade yielded several successful singles, including ‘Love Train’ and ‘I Love Music’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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