Memphis Symphony Pops Features The Contours



"Watch me now, oh!"

Who can't get their groove back when "Do You Love Me" rocks out from an oldies station? On Saturday, March 10th, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts,  you can hear The Contours — who made that song a phenomenal hit back in 1962 — team up with the Memphis Symphony to perform "A Tribute to Motown."

Dubbed as "Motown's Number One Party Group" for 40 years, The Contours provide a righteous wrap-up to MSO's Pops Concert season. Now led by Sylvester Potts, who joined The Contours in 1961, the band claimed several 1960s chart-climbers, including "Shake Sherrie" and "Just a Little Misunderstanding." But none performed as well as "Do You Love Me," which soared to the number-two spot within two weeks of its release. Twenty-five years later, the song — written by Motown CEO Berry Gordy — garnered a new generation of fans when it was featured in the Oscar-winning movie Dirty Dancing.

In addition to their own tunes, The Contours will perform works by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and other Motowners.

Making music for 50 years, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra has had only four conductors: Vincent de Frank, Alan Balter, David Loebel, and Mei Ann Chen. Since 2003, it has performed at the Cannon Center, which is considered among the best facilities in the nation for orchestral music.

For ticket information, visit www.memphissymphony.org/pops.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

World UFO Day Festival Lands in Memphis

Are there aliens among us? Explore the possibilities at the World UFO Day celebration July 2nd.
2015.06.29 01:04 PM

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis July 3rd-5th

It’s a red, white, and cruise weekend in Memphis.
2015.07.02 02:00 PM

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis June 26th-28th

Weekend activities are fit for a queen.
2015.06.25 02:00 PM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis July 3rd-5th

It’s a red, white, and cruise weekend in Memphis.
2015.07.02 02:00 PM

No Excuses: Fitness Station Coming to Audubon Park

Adding to the number of exercise options in Memphis, an adult fitness station will open in Audubon Park later this summer.
2015.07.01 01:29 PM

The M.U.L.E. Rides Again

Memphian Melvin McCoy will set out on foot for a 500-mile journey with his dog and his backpack invention on July 1st.
2015.06.30 01:43 PM

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags


The Memphis magazine staff blog

About This Blog

"901" is the current affairs blog compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine, where readers can find breaking-news tidbits relating to all facets of life in the Bluff City. 

Edited by Shara Clark, Contemporary Media's special projects editor, this blog's regular participants include long-time Memphis editors such as Marilyn Sadler, Michael Finger, Jackson Baker, Frank Murtaugh, and Kenneth Neill. "901" also includes regular contributions from Inside Memphis Business staffers Richard Alley and Anna Cox Thompson, as well as the staff of the Memphis Flyer.

Every Thursday our Calendar Editor, Julie Ray, posts her picks for the weekend's events and activities.

"901" is the place where Memphis readers can "dial in" to find fresh reporting of recent developments in our city's political, economic, and cultural life.

Recent Posts

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the 901 Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags