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Deniece Williams

October 18

| $44 - $79
DENIECE WILLIAMS

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Yoshi’s Oakland Presents Deniece Williams

Born in Gary, Indiana, Williams attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, in the hopes of becoming a registered nurse and an anesthetist, but dropped out after a year and a half. (“You have to be a good student to be in college, and I wasn’t.”) She also performed on the side during that time. (“I got a part-time job singing at a club, Casino Royal, and I liked it. It was a lot of fun.”) During those years Williams also worked in a telephone company and as a ward clerk at the Chicago Mercy Hospital. As Deniece Chandler, she recorded for The Toddlin’ Town group of labels and one of those early records, “I’m Walking Away”, released on Toddlin’ Town’s Lock Records subsidiary in the late 1960s, is a favorite on England’s Northern Soul scene. In the 1970s she became a backup vocalist for Stevie Wonder as part of “Wonderlove”.

Details

Date:
October 18, 2019
Cost:
$44 - $79
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2mYBd4U

Venue

Yoshi's Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

Organizer

Yoshi’s Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

Other

Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
2 shows

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