Upcoming Event
Event Name: Cultural Series: The Four Tops
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: *Contributing performer of the 33rd Annual USC Aiken Cultural Series*

Their first Motown hit, "Baby I Need Your Loving" in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," a no. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown's longest-running chart toppers; it was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, "It's The Same Old Song" (no. 2 R&B/no. 5 pop). Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the no. 1 "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" (no. 2 R&B/no. 6 pop) and "Bernadette" (no. 3 R&B/no. 4 pop)-an extraordinary run of instant H-D-H classics. Other Tops hits from the decade included "Ask The Lonely," "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)," "Something About You," "You Keep Running Away," "7-Rooms Of Gloom" and their covers of ?Walk Away Renee" and "If I Were A Carpenter." The group was also extraordinarily popular in the U.K. In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Since then, they have been touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define.

Tickets: $60

Link for tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=fbbef4f2e5ec7c60ca907e1907f01994
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: The Etherredge Center
Website Address: https://www.usca.edu/etherredge-center/box-office/cultural-series/the-four-tops
Contact Phone: (803) 641-3305
Contact Email: michaels@usca.edu
Start Date/Time: 10/22/2019 7:30 PM
End Date/Time: 10/22/2019
Directions: The Etherredge Center
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801