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  1. Five Things To Do Today, Thursday, April 12 | Soul fest, Beatles tribute & guitaristRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | The Fresno Bee

    ... Montell Jordan. With eight No. 1 singles and 11 Grammy Award nominations, Wilson - the former lead singer for The Gap Band - continues to sell out venues coast to coast in support of his latest album, "In It to Win It," released earlier this year. ...


  2. Singer Charlie Wilson plays Soul Fest, Thursday April 12 at Fresno's Selland Arena.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The Fresno Bee

    Charlie Wilson is a solid choice to headline Fresno's Soul Fest, which marks its fourth year at Selland Arena on Thursday. The singer was lead vocalist for late '70s funk stars The Gap Band before embarking on a solo career that put him in front of a new audience singing alongside the likes of Robin Thicke, Wiz Khalifa and T.I. Wilson is joined on the bill by Frankie J , and Montell Jordan .


  3. 1,700 tickets sold for Morris Day and The TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 8 | LaGrange Daily News

    ... had hits in the 1980s such as "Jungle Love" and "Jerk Out." The Gap Experience features original members of The Gap Band, which had hits including "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" and "Outstanding." "We brought my son Jacob," Merritt said. "He's 20, so he ...


  4. Free Summer Community Celebration Returns to Fort Wayne this AugustRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 5 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    ... 4, 2018 featuring legendary performers The Ohio Players and The Gap Experience (featuring original members of the Gap Band) at McMillen Park Community Center located at 3901 Abbott Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Ohio Players were formed in 1959 ...


  5. Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival Brings Superstars Of R&B And Soul To Barclays CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 |

    ... R&B and soul singer sure to get fans dancing in the aisles. Wilson first made his name as lead singer of The Gap Band, the influential 1970s funk/boogie/soul pioneers that produced such hits as "Party Train," "Early in the Morning" and Outstanding." ...


  6. 26 hit songs that were allegedly stolen from other songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... by numerous funk songs from the '70s and '80s, "Uptown Funk" had to add additional writer credits after The Gap Band filed a copyright claim. The band now earns a 17 percent share of the publishing royalties. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was ...


  7. Cowboy Baseball: TCU Series PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | Cowboys Ride For Free

    ... in Orange and White if he keeps doing stuff like this... Our guy @J_Tay13 seems to love Big 12 play AND hearing The Gap Band. First-career HR for the frosh is a bomb to LCF to lead off t5 and put #okstate up 2-0. #GoPokes ...


  8. Charlie Wilson Ties Brian McKnight & Luther Vandross for Third-Most No. 1s on Adult R&B Songs ChartRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | Billboard

    ... 11 percent gain in plays in the week ending March 25, according to Nielsen Music. The R&B veteran, who fronted The Gap Band from the 1970s until 2010, first scaled the summit with "Charlie Last Name: Wilson," which led for six weeks in 2005. He ...


  9. Charlie Wilson & Friends Perform in A Mother's Day Celebration At Ovens AuditoriumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 |

    ... his solo career in 2000, Wilson racked up a string of hits in the late '70s and '80s as front man with the Gap Band. The pioneering R&B/funk group charted such frequently sampled classics as "Outstanding," "Yearning for Your Love," "Burn Rubber on ...


  10. Charlie Wilson, Maze, Kenny G to headline 2018 Hampton Jazz FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... the Friday night show, is making his seventh appearance at the festival, along with two as the front man for The Gap Band. Beverly and Maze, making their record 17th appearance at the Hampton Jazz Festival, will headline Saturday. "Charlie Wilson ...


  11. Bruno Mars accused of cultural appropriation, black celebrities come to his defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    ... for artists to get that sound back on mainstream radar." Wilson -- the former lead vocalist of R&B/funk group The Gap Band -- also praised "24K Magic," which won Mars six Grammys this year, saying, "Bruno's songs on this album are original and no ... 12 comments

  12. Review: Turnstile's Time & Space Is a Bracing Aggro-Pop Dance PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Spin

    If you had to hear about Turnstile from people like us, it's already too late. Similar to their newly Grammy-nominated labelmates Code Orange , Turnstile's major label debut arrives necessitating a swift recap about how they "swiftly rose the DIY hardcore ranks" or are "really big with the kids."


  13. Lost nightclubs of Huddersfield: your memories on night spots that are no longer thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | IcChuddersfield

    ... the Kings Club on Bradford Rd, lots of Motown, northern soul and disco songs like 'Oops Upside Your Head' by The Gap Band. Jonnys. 70's & 80's Slim on the door. Bless him. Always could rely on him to get a taxi x Amazing when you think back to the ...


  14. 5 things you need to know headed into the 2018 Cowboy Baseball seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Cowboys Ride For Free

    ... machine last season. Simpson hit it out of the ballpark an insane 11 times in 2017. This guy will for sure make The Gap Band fire off in Allie. P Reynolds this upcoming season. Simpson was a guy that could step up to the plate and drive one out to ...


  15. The former frontman of the Gap Band will perform in Indio Saturday, Feb. 10.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Pasadena Star-News

    Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is about to get a dose of funk and R&B when Charlie Wilson, former frontman of the Gap Band, hits the stage Saturday, Feb. 10. Former Gap Band member Charlie Wilson will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, Feb. 10. Before launching a solo career, Wilson was partly responsible for a number of dance hits with the Gap Band, including as "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me " and "Early In the Morning." Other Southern California dates include the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 9, and Valley View Casino on Saturday, April 14. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio.


  16. Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold on Bruno Mars' Grammy Wins:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | Spin

    ... characterization of the sound of much of 24k Magic. (One wonders: Does Robin Pecknold listen to DJ Quik?) The Gap Band's legacy is quite literally at the heart of Mars' success, as they are credited as "Uptown Funk" cowriters. At the same time, the ...


  17. Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Partners With Mushroom; Mothership...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Billboard

    ... of his previous company, Minder Music. The New Songs Administration catalog includes copyrights from the Fall, the Gap Band, the Fatback Band and Jimmy Castor, as well as such songs as Ace's " How Long," Yarbrough & People's "Don't Stop The Music," ...


  18. The Tom Joyner Morning Show Is Back On The Air In Atlanta On The All New Classix 102.9Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 |

    THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW returned today to the ATLANTA market on RADIO ONE Classic Hip Hop WUMJ-HD2-W275BK , joining THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW in the afternoons. The New CLASSIX 102.9 is described as, "an up-tempo fun format playing the biggest Classic RnB songs from the '70s and '80s with artists like RICK JAMES, PRINCE, THE GAP BAND, EARTH WIND and FIRE, THE WHISPERS and even some classic funk."


  19. Uptown Funk Faces (Yet Another) Copyright Infringement SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | The Celebrity Blog

    ... Funk" was "undefined" from their 1983 melody, "Young ladies," and in 2015, Ronson included individuals from The Gap Band as lyricists of "Uptown Funk" after a claim for their sake including "Oh no! Upside Your Head" settled out of court. "Music ...


  20. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are being sued again over a Uptown Funka 6:01 pm - Dec 30, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2017 | NME

    ... 'Young Girls.' Two more acts have previously claimed that 'Uptown Funk' copied their own work. Three members of The Gap Band were added as songwriters to the track as part of a settlement that recognised the influence of their song 'Oops! Upside ...