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Hear Legends Of James Brown, Little Richard & Ray Charles
What a line-up! Three of the greatest musical icons of all time are represented in this absolute must-see concert that celebrates the best of funk, soul and good old rock 'n roll. I Feel Good is the ultimate tribute show that commemorates the combined musical talent of the legendary Ray Charles, Little Richard and James Brown. And Midland music fans will able to see this unique show at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 18 June.

I Feel Good
Musical legends abound in I Feel Good


The amazing American singing stars were all born within three years of each other in the southern state of Georgia. And their voices, colourful costumes and incredible musicianship has gone on to set the standard for so many artistes in more recent times, from Michael Jackson, Prince and Pharrell Williams to Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Earth Wind & Fire.

Ray Charles
Ray Charles in concert in 1990 (Wikipedia)


The first half of I Feel Good is dedicated to the "The Genius", Ray Charles, who had so many hits in jazz, country, gospel, blues and soul, including I Can't Stop Loving You, Georgia, Hit The Road Jack, What I'd Say, You Don't Know Me, Shake a Tail Feather and Mess Around.

Little Richard
Little Richard being interviewed at the 1988 Academy Awards (Wikipedia)


The second half of the show then features all the greatest hits from "The Architect of Rock & Roll", Little Richard, who can claim a place alongside Elvis as a true king of rock & roll. Hits include Lucille, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly, Send Me Some Lovin', Keep A Knockin' and Tutti Frutti.

James Brown
James Brown performing in 2005 (Wikipedia)


The finale sees a blistering set from James Brown, rightly hailed as "The Godfather of Soul" complete with his famous moves and showmanship. Fans can hear classic James Brown hits including Living In America, Papa's Got A New Bag, Man's World, Sex Machine, Get Up Offa That Thang, and I Feel Good, which gives the show its title.

The show stars the multi award winning Buzz D'Angelo with an incredible live nine-piece backing band. I Feel Good is performed at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday 18 June at 7.30pm. Tickets cost 17.50, and can be booked online or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Hear The Sounds Of Three Of The Greatest Musical Legends
When: Saturday 18 September 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: 17.50 a ticket
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