Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown is coming to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Saturday, March 29, with its all-new Reach Out Tour.
In 1964 The Supremes rocketed to the top of the British singles chart with the song Baby Love. Incredibly, 100 more worldwide Motown number ones followed The Supremes’ lead.
Direct from the USA, The Magic of Motown features 36 back-to-back massive Motown hits.
The legend of the greatest record label in the world lives on, according to show producer Michael Taylor. “Five-star performances authentically revive the style and sophistication of all your favourite Detroit legends,” he said.
“This year we’re proud to announce that the show will include more number one hits than ever before.”
Chart toppers from the Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and of course The Supremes are among the classic songs revived.
“As well as dazzling dance moves and glittering costumes galore,” said Michael. “The elusive, authentic sound of Motown is recreated by our incredible Magic of Motown band. The group, especially put together for the show, are now celebrating their tenth year together.
“In their capable hands,” says Michael, “you can guarantee that the score will be – with a nod to the great Stevie Wonder – uptight, alright and out of sight!”
In 1964 Motown crossed the Atlantic to become a musical phenomenon on these shores. The labels’ touring concert show, the Motown Revue starring Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, (Little) Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross and the Supremes, paved the way for Motown’s chart-storming success in the UK.
That year the UK top 10 was peppered with Motown songs including the Supremes’ Where Did Our Love Go and Baby Love (number three and number one respectively), My Guy by Mary Wells (number five), Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (number four) to name but four.
To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown is preparing an all-new production for 2014 which will be playing the biggest and best venues throughout the UK during on its 100-date nationwide tour.
Male lead in the show Andre Lejaune promises many new numbers added to the show’s already hit-packed score.
“Come and celebrate 50 years of number one hits,” he says. “With the Reach Out 2014 Tour, the magic of Motown is truly coming to town.”
Tickets: £22.50 + £1 booking fee, concessions: £21.50 + £1 booking fee. Call the box office on 01553-764864.