Time: April 14, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Arena Theater
Street: 7326 Southwest Freeway
Website or Map: http://www.arenahouston.com/e…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Bob Fuldauer
Latest Activity: Mar 18
The Isley Brothers
The only group in history to continue making the contemporary pop and R&B charts four decades after their very first recording, The Isley Brothers are a musical institution whose unmistakable sound has been the major influence for countless superstars of the 80's and 90's. Over the last decade, the group's music has been sampled by everyone from Ice Cube to Boss, while their compositions have been pop and R&B standards with recordings by artist as diverse as Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, and Rod Stewart.
Much loved by their peers, fellow artists and producers alike, inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and recipients of a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, The Isley Brothers have earned a legendary place in the world of popular music on a global scale.
Born in Cincinnati and raised amid gospel music, the Isley Brothers began performing together in the '50s. They first made waves in 1959 with "Shout" but fully broke through in 1962 with the Top 20 hit "Twist And Shout" (later made hugely famous by the Beatles). Their renown was cemented with the indelible "It's Your Thing," which topped the R&B charts and rose to No. 2 on the Top 40, earning gold certification in the process. 1973's "That Lady (Part I)," a No. 6 chart entry, also shone gold, as did 1975's "Fight The Power (Part I)," an R&B No. 1 and Top 40 No. 4. In 1990 Ron Isley remade the brothers' "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)," a No. 12 chart entry in 1966, with Rod Stewart, scoring a No. 10 in 1990.
All told, the Isley Brothers have spent more than 40 years recording and performing and have 23 gold, platinum and multiplatinum records to their name. "The Heat Is On" (1975), "Go For Your Guns" (1977) and "Volume I of Greatest Hits" (1984) are among the latter.