The O’Jays represent half a century of living pop history. Walter Williams and Eddie Levert met when they were six and seven years old respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they started a band that has been called The O’Jays since 1963, in honor of radio DJ Eddie O’Jay. Since that time the group has seen some changes in lineup, although Levert and Williams have always remained the epicenter. In the early seventies they started collaborating with Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters from Philadelphia. It turned out to be a golden formula that delivered many hits, like Backstabbers, Love Train, and Put Your Hands Together and so became part of the original Philadelphia Sound. As the first all-black pop band The O’Jays were able to sell out stadiums and fifty years down the line they are still touring. And yet this will be their debut in the Netherlands!