Also on the bill are three-time Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater; Bettye LaVette, who performed at a Beatles tribute at the Hollywood Bowl with Todd Rundgren, Patti Austin and others, been a part of the annual John Lennon charity tribute concert held in New York, and performed at the "Change Begins Within" concert at Radio City Music Hall in 2009 that featured both Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney; actor, director and screenwriter Melvin Van Peebles, who had an album released on Capitol Records, singer Barrence Whitfield, and Kitoto Von Hebb, the daughter of “Sunny” author/singer Bobby Hebb and great niece of Harold “Hal” Hebb, who was a member of the Marigolds. Bobby Hebb toured with The Beatles and his song "Sunny" reached #3 on the R&B charts, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was awarded a gold disc.
Bobby Hebb toured with The Beatles and was a friend of theirs. His biggest hit, "Sunny," was recorded in New York City. Released as a single, it reached #3 on the charts, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. When Hebb toured with The Beatles in 1966, "Sunny" was, at the time of the tour, ranked higher than any Beatles song then on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. BMI rated "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century."
Kitoto has recorded with producer Joe Viglione (producer of the "Sunny" boxed set) and her recordings of Bobby Hebb's "Proud Soul Heritage" and "Love You" feature drummer Steve Holley (Paul McCartney's Wings/Joe Cocker/Ian Hunter/Elton John) and her cousin Thomas Hebb among others.
This is her first appearance at the legendary Apollo Theater, and her first time performing in a tribute to The Beatles.
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