August 15, 1994 |
There were moments during the Isley Brothers' show on Saturday at the Greek Theatre when one felt like an eavesdropper on someone else's love affair. The mid-portion of its act was devoted to the appearance of Angela Winbush, a sultry singer with an impressive vocal range who recently married group leader Ronald Isley. On Saturday their passionate embraces on stage were as hot as the temperature itself at the outdoor theater.
February 25, 2000 |
TELEVISION Move Over, Regis: The Grammy Awards on Wednesday became the first program to beat ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in head-to-head competition. The music awards averaged 27.8 million viewers--the largest audience since 1993--with CBS estimating that 59 million people watched at least part of the telecast. The Grammys drew just under 26 million viewers in the first hour, enough to surpass the nearly 24 million tuned to the Regis Philbin-hosted quiz show.
April 23, 1990 |
Ronald Isley no longer wants to shout; he'd much prefer to croon a languid bedroom tune. Oh, the obligatory rousing finale on Saturday at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim included a few choruses of that grand old 1959 party anthem "Shout." But Isley, now virtually a solo act despite the Isley Brothers billing (technically justified by the presence of younger brother Marvin on bass), has pretty much rejected the family's rocking past in favor of his current incarnation as a seductive smoothie.
May 10, 2000 |
A federal appeals court upheld a $5.4-million verdict against singer Michael Bolton for using parts of the 1964 Isley Brothers song "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" in his song of the same name. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a 1994 jury verdict against Bolton, saying the jury had sufficient evidence to reach its decision. Ronald Isley had sued Bolton, saying he violated the copyright by incorporating elements of the tune and words into his hit song.
May 6, 1997 |
Some call Ronald Isley the gangster of love, and the Isley Brothers' lead singer lived up to the nickname on Sunday as he strolled onto the Greek Theatre stage to the theme from "The Godfather," wearing a red pinstripe suit and fedora, carrying a cane and smiling as if he owned the place. Three dancers were at his side like bodyguards.