“Kiss and Say Goodbye”
“There’s No Me Without You”
The credit for the existence of The Manhattans goes to Edward “Sonny” Bivins. As an original member of the group “Manhattan,” Sonny chose to carry on that music tradition after the breakup of “Manhattan.”
The breakup came after many years of huge successes, including winning a Grammy, Gold and Platinum awards, and putting out numerous hits. The members of Manhattan collectively decided to break up to pursue their respective interests in 1989.
And that’s when Sonny decided to create The Manhattans with the help of Hektoen Music.
Sonny envisioned a fresh, new, and respectful sound that reflected the Manhattans’ roots of smooth, polished and heartfelt harmonies. To that end, he asked Al Pazant, Charles Hardy, Harsey Hemphill and Lee Williams to join him in his personal mission. They accepted.
Since then (1990), The Manhattans have performed throughout the United States and Canada consitently and frequently. They’ve appeared at special events for the United Negro College Fund; the Gulla Festival; the Martin Luther King Ambassadorial Dinner sponsored by Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.); and the Cinton Whitehouse, among many other appearances. Their performances number in the thousands.
In 2005, The Manhattans became a more permanent fixture in “The 70’s Soul Jam,” a touring production of the greatest 70’s soul bands.
In the Spring of 2005, The Manhattans were invited to perform at the World Famous Wilshire-Ebert Theater in Los Angeles CA as part of the Classic Soul Concert.
Early in 2006, The Manhattans were contracted to perform in another hit musical play, “Chicken Shack”. After which, they returned to touring.
The Manhattans currently have a new recording project on the table and continue to tour with “The 70’s Soul Jam.
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