Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30pm
The Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
Riding the waves of an evolving Feminist movement and the sexual revolution, the “girl groups” of the 1960’s gave way to a more progressive look and sound for female singers in the 1970’s. Groups like Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, First Choice, and Sister Sledge took R&B, jazz, soul and even country music to a new level. Music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane interviews four women who helped power these groups to the pinnacle of the 1970’s popular music scene: Rochelle Fleming, Nona Hendryx, Ruth Pointer, and Kathy Sledge.
Live Wire Discussions invite deeper engagement with the Apollo’s artistic programming. Live Wire discussions are recorded and podcasts created in order to extend the audience reached through these events and for inclusion in the Theater’s archives.