CERRITOS -- The Isley Brothers, hailed as "one of the most important and influential
groups of the last half-century," will perform at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Tickets start at $55 and are now on sale.
Formed in the 1950s in Cincinnati, the Isley Brothers scored its first hit with the call-and-response classic "Shout," which has been covered by countless bands over the years. The New York Times said Shout “turned rock-and-roll upside down.”
But it was 1962’s "Twist and Shout" that shook up the Top 40s Pop and R&B charts, taking the group mainstream. (Both songs were a large part of the Beatles’ repertoire.)
The members of the Isley Brothers changed throughout the years, but the group’s knack for reinventing itself remained constant. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and in 2003 made it into the Vocal Group of Hall of Fame.
Today, the Isley Brothers consists of Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley.