LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – President Dr. Robert R. Jennings sponsors Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes concert in the International Cultural Center as part of the annual The Lincoln University Alumni Picnic, Saturday, July 20, 2013.
The concert, personally-funded by Dr. Jennings, is free for alumni and friends and will include an opening performance by Lincoln Songbird Melanie Roberts,’94, a singer/songwriter. Concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Blue Notes are one of the dynamic groups from Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International label. Previously known as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, featuring Teddy Pendergrass, that group consisted of Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Bernie Wilson, Larry Brown and Lloyd Parks.
Among their hits, Grammy-nominated “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “The Love I Lost,” “Bad Luck,” and “Wake Up Everybody” to name a few.
Through the inspiration of Larry Brown and mutual agreement of Lloyd Parks, the group added Arthur Aiken and former member of the Delfonics, Salaam Love.
Check out this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWANFY1bQk
The Lincoln University, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.
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