R&B/soul legends Blue Magic have been holding it down for fans of smooth, soulful balladry for more than 40 years. The band's honey-toned vocals, airtight harmonies, and sentimental lyrics make for a nostalgic experience at their acclaimed shows, where audience members sway to classics like "Slideshow" and "Spell". With original members Ted Mills, Keith Beaton, and Wendell Sawyer helming the operation, Blue Magic continue to dazzle on their must-see tours.
Blue Magic was formed in Philadelphia in 1972 from two separate groups both affiliated with the city's WMOT Records. They become one of the earliest groups to record with legendary R&B producer Norman Harris when they enlisted him for their debut single "Spell", which earned them their first appearance on the R&B charts. They scored their first No. 1 hit the following year with "Sideshow", an affecting ballad from their self-titled debut album. A string of R&B hits followed in the '70s, but as disco took over the airwaves the band experienced internal tensions that resulted in various lineup shifts. Now reunited with original lead singer Ted Mills, Blue Magic has ticket buyers eager to take a walk down emory lane on their next tour.