*Singer Louis Price fondly remembers the sense of family and the connections to friends that made growing up special on the West Side of Chicago.
For Price — known by his soul fans as the former lead singer for the Temptations as well as the Drifters — Chicago will always be home where friends are made for life and family still means family.
“I want to bring the people of Chicago together to celebrate the times that we’ve gone through, the milestones that we’ve reached, the legacies we’re leaving and the future that is ahead of us while we’re still young at heart” Price said recently from his home in Los Angeles. He added, “Let’s not wait for something bad to happen for a reason to come together.”
Price — born and raised in Chicago to gospel singer Vernon Oliver Price — attended John Marshall High School and Aurora College where he earned a degree in elementary education. While teaching in the Chicago public school system, he was asked to audition in Los Angeles for the Temptations. At 24, Price became the group’s lead singer, a spot he held for three years until the group planned a reunion tour with the original members. He then joined the Drifters, and was later signed by Berry Gordy who produced his album, Louis Price. He is a movie and television actor and has performed his unique blend of R&B, Pop, Standards, Jazz and Gospel songs on stages across the United States, Europe, Africa and South America. Through all his travels and experiences Price has always held onto the memories of growing up in Chicago. In honor of his loving family, friends, neighborhood, school, church and fans, Price is coming home for a reunion concert. Hold the date:
What: “Louis Price: HisStory of Motown, Memories and More”
When: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Where: Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607. Dinner is available before the concert. Price’s latest credits include singing roles in the films “Rio,” and “The Lorax,” with a featured vocal on “Happy Feet II.” He is also part of the upcoming Elton John and Leon Russell albums; and he recently consulted on Seal’s last two albums.
Contact: [email protected] or call 312‐428-5674.