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  • Members: 3
  • Category: Music
  • Type: public
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
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Formerly known as The Triumphs & The Mascots, The O'Jays formed in 1958 out of Canton,Ohio. consisting of original group members Eddie Levert, Walter Williams,William Powell, Bobby Massey,and Bill Isles. The group, which led off their career with the 1963 chart-topping smash hit Lonely Drifter made their debut into the music business with the group project. Over the course of the years, The O'Jays celebrated R&B success with such soulful gems as Lipstick Traces, which was performed on the ABC television program, Shivaree,Deeper In Love With You,I Love Music,Darlin Darlin Baby,Love Trainand Backstabbers. To commemorate the massive success over the course of their career, The O'Jays were honored at the 2009 BET Awards, on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, Ca. Executive Vice President of Entertainment & Music at BET, Stephen Hill's sentiments toward the group not only echo his feelings, but that of an entire generation. Current Members, Eddie Levert, Walter Williams,Eric Nolan Grant


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