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Betty Wright

Betty Wright with one hand on her hip

Soul and R&B queen Betty Wright makes a rare UK appearance, performing highlights from a career spanning over 40 years.

With an extraordinary voice honed singing in her family gospel choir, Betty Wright first emerged on the music scene with her 1968 album My First Time Around, released when she was just fourteen. She had a string of hits in the 70s, including her love-gone-bad anthem, ‘Clean Up Woman’ – which has been sampled countless times by artists including Mary J Blige, Afrika Bambaataa and Sublime. Her performance tonight recounts this remarkable career, from her early days in the R&B charts, to her re-emergence in the 80s as an independent singer and label boss.


Tagged with: Contemporary music

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.

Produced by Soul Motion

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A second performance will be on sale at 10am Fri 28 Jun

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