Friday, March 11, 2022 at 7:30pm
Together at Wheeling’s Capitol Theater, for the first time and for one night only – two of the most legendary vocal groups in the history of American music – The 5th Dimension and the Lettermen!
In 1967, the 5th Dimension recorded the song “Up, Up and Away” which catapulted the group to instant stardom. Countless magazine covers, world tours and several Grammys later, the 5th Dimension is recognized as one of the most prolific soul, R&B groups in musical history – over 25 million in sales, 22 Top 40 hits, 14 gold records, six platinum records, six Grammy Awards and five No. 1 songs, including “Wedding Bell Blues,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All,” and the iconic “Aquarius/ Let the Sunshine In”. They have performed on the world’s most famous stages, including Radio City Music Hall alongside Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood Bowl, and delivered unforgettable television performances on the Ed Sullivan Show, Soul Train and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Original member Florence LaRue and company continue to deliver dynamic performances that stand the test of time and captivate audiences from Las Vegas to Manila, Philippines.
For more than 50 years, The Lettermen – Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack, each of whom are entertainers in their own right – have kept the meaning of harmony alive with their soft, romantic, harmonic blend of music which is as popular with their fans today as it was in 1961 when they recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight.” The song shot to No. 13 on the Billboard chart. The group’s second single that year did even better. “When I Fall In Love,” another soft, slow ballad, hit No.7, establishing The Lettermen as the most romantic singing group of a generation. The Lettermen have over 75 albums – numerous certified gold – and a myriad of hits including “When I Fall In Love”, “Come Back Silly Girl”, “Theme From A Summer Place”, “Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “Hurt So Bad”, and “Shangri-La”. The Lettermen have also enjoyed international success touring the world, singing and recording in many different languages, and having received eighteen gold records internationally. Though musical tastes have changed over the years, The Lettermen legacy has stood the test of time.
Join us on March 11th when The 5th Dimension and The Lettermen take the stage of the Capitol and watch the magic unfold live!