Ted Wizard Mills is set to give South African audiences a taste of yesteryear’s music as he takes to the stage for the first time in South Africa at The Lyric, Gold Reef City on Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20.
Mills was the lead vocalist for Blue Magic, an American R&B music group who rose to fame in the 1970s.
The group has since earned a sizeable profile among the greatest groups of their era and they were not only known for their distinctive vocal harmonies, but also for their storytelling choreography. Blue Magic is best known for their dreamy Soul ballads, ‘Sideshow’ and ‘Three Ring Circus’.
As the lead singer of Blue Magic, Mills has performed with some of the biggest legends in the entertainment business such as Jackie Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Gladys Knight and The Pips, The Temptations and many more.
The group also recorded the song ‘If you really want to be my friend’ with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, which appears on their album ‘Its only Rock and Roll’.
At The Lyric in the month of love, Mills is set to take the audience down memory lane performing the group’s number one hits. Among the tracks music lovers can look forward to are the classics, ‘Chasing Rainbows’, ‘Remember November’, ‘Just my Imagination’, ‘Teach me’, and ‘Spell’.
* The show is scheduled to start at 8pm and tickets are available from Computicket and start at R400 per person.
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