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Fans Turn out in Droves to Welcome the Whispers to Philadelphia

Fans, young and old, came out in droves on Saturday afternoon to get “up close and personal” with the Whispers at the Jazsound, one of the largest urban record stores located in the heart of Philadelphia. The Whispers were in town to perform that evening on their “FOR YOUR EARS ONLY” Tour, at Temple University’s Licouras Center, where they have continuously captured the hearts of Philadelphians.
Fans, young and old, came out in droves on Saturday afternoon to get “up close and personal” with the Whispers at the Jazsound, one of the largest urban record stores located in the heart of Philadelphia. The Whispers were in town to perform that evening on their “FOR YOUR EARS ONLY” Tour, at Temple University’s Licouras Center, where they have continuously captured the hearts of Philadelphians.
Upon their arrival at Jazsound, the front of their limousine overflowed into the intersection so the guys could gain entrance to the store amidst horn-blowing and yelling from motorists who, after recognizing the Whispers, proceeded to exit their cars just to get a handshake and to share a few historical moments with this legendary group. Patty Jackson of WDAS 105.3 FM was playing their single, “BUTTA” on the radio as The Whispers entered the store and ascended the stairs in anticipation of meeting their fans.
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They were delighted to greet an extensive line of mothers, daughters, grandsons and the like who were anxious to share their favorite Whispers moment and get autographs for their newly purchased CD, “For Your Ears Only”. Many turned out, not just to purchase the new CD, but for the opportunity to thank the group who has continued to bring them romantic and socially significant music during the last four decades. The presence of teens and kids under twelve years old was the highlight of the day. Kim Robinson’s son, Shykeir (pictured right with The Whispers), rejected the idea of shopping for Easter clothes just to meet the Whispers. Says Kim, “He literally dragged me into the store when he found out they were here”. 10 year old Quadirrah Tuggles (pictured left) blushed as she took pictures with the guys while her mom, Rosetta Rider, proudly announced that she “raised” Quadirrah on Whispers’ music. As one teen strolled in with two of his friends, he emphatically schooled them, saying, “Now I’m going to educate you on The Whispers … They sing real music”!
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Earlier that week, Darryl King, Manager of Jazsound, had informed the Whispers’ marketing staff that his record store was “Whisperville” … the Whispers’ stories filled the air as the line continue to grow longer and longer. Finally, the line had to be cut so the Whispers could prepare for their evening performance. They autographed again at the Licouras Center after their performance. It was obvious to all involved that the release of their new CD has returned them to the “Spotlight”. As one fan yelled out, “The Whispers are back with a vengeance”.
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