In June of 1973, the now world-famous group Blue Magic was formed. Blue Magic reached Gold Status and produced the groups first million-selling hit single, "Sideshow". The gratifying success of that musical tribute led to Blue Magic recording a total of eight albums to date.
The four members of the group are: Keith Beaton, second tenor; Wendell Sawyer, baritone and lead vocalist; Ted Hills, lead vocalist; and Vernon Sawyer, second tenor.
In November of 1974, Blue Magic signed their first booking contract. The booking agency was Queens Booking Agency located in New York City. In 1975 they had their first would tour which lasted sixteen weeks. The tour included forty-eight states in the United States, five countries in Europe, and ten days in the Philippines. Blue Magic concluded their tour with a fourteen-day engagement In the Virgin Islands. They have performed for audiences in London, Copenhagen, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Nassau, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Mantego Bay, Antigua, and Jamaica.
In April of 1975 Blue Magic was chosen as the best new group of the year which earned them an Ebony Award.
Blue Magic is not only known for their exquisite vocal harmonies but also for their masterful, storytelling choreography. Their choreography is a lesson in dancing imagery. With every movement a new and exciting chapter unfolds. Words, music and movement become as one as a totally captivating vignette unfolding in front of your eyes.
As a very visually oriented group they have had their share of television appearances, performing and titillating the imagination of the viewer. Soul Train, The Mike Douglas Show, The Jerry Blavat Show, Dancin' On Air, and A.M. Philadelphia are but a few of the television appearances they've had the gracious opportunity to perform on.
Their electrifying performances and spell bounding style has allowed them to share the stage with the best and the most famous performers of their time. They have shared the stage with such greats as Michael Jackson & the Jacksons, Lionel Richie, and the Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Natalie Cole, The Temptation, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Earth, Wind and Fire, The New Edition, The Stylistics, and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, to name a few.
Speaking of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Blue Magic has had the premier distinction of collaborating with The Rolling Stones an album that was entitled It's Only Rock n' Roll. That album was recorded in 1976 and achieved Platinum status.
Talented vocalists, whirling dervishes, purveyors of musical mastery, total entertaining entertainers--Blue Magic!!!