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98 translate 0,1px ;transform:scale 0. Standing Up For Love• : Gold 1976 A Toast of Love — — — — — — — 1977 — — — — — — — 1978 169 — 97 — — 32 34• She was the second longest-serving member of the 1970s American female group , singing lead vocals on most of the group's biggest hits, most notably "", which was international success topping the and peaked at 2 in the US. A third show was also recorded in 1982, titled Take 3 Degrees, which included performances of their greatest hits, and also songs that the group were performing in their latest show, such as "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "Celebration". This album was called in the UK, the title song of which reached the top 10 in the same country. We're All Alone• She has appeared as a celebrity contestant on , and in both 2013 and 2014. Having previously appeared with the group as a cover when one of the girls fell ill, Ferguson was asked by Pinkney and Harmon to become a permanent member. It contained a selection of eight cover versions of classic songs by , , and. She then starred in Soul Train The Musical , Oh What a Night, playing Roxia, and , playing Muzzy Van Hossmere. 955 ;-webkit-transition:border-color 0. In 1986, filled in for Scott while the latter was pregnant. 1971• The original members were , Shirley Porter and Linda Turner. Owen Brown - photography Charts [ ] Chart 1973 Peak positions Australia 46 U. 2;border-radius:10px;-webkit-letter-spacing:0. When her relationship fell apart and she split from Lou Rawls, Fayette decided to return to full-time education. Filmography [ ]• 2011: Respect La Diva• Take Good Care Of Yourself• Despite attending more than 10 schools as a child, she was academically gifted and had originally wanted to become a psychologist. The trio's second studio album for the Philadelphia label, , was marketed internationally under different titles and in various languages. Barrett also became manager of , who had been friends with Scott since high school. 1985: Live in the UK Solo [ ]• Scott and Holiday replaced her with Vera Brown of in 1986, and then Rhea Harris in 1987. In 1993, they were asked to record a new version of "When Will I See You Again" with of. 1980s [ ] In 1980, the compilation album Gold was released and became a UK Top 10 hit. 5;text-transform:none;color:rgba 38,38,38,0. However, the subsequent release of "" ensured international recognition when the song became 1 in the UK charts for two weeks in August 1974 the first time this had been achieved by an all female group since. The group were particularly successful in the UK, achieving 13 Top 50 hit singles between 1974 and 1985. In 2016 The Three degrees released their first full-length studio album with member Freddie Pool entitled Strategy: Our Tribute To Philadelphia, through Cherry Red Records. Contents• 1982: Album of Love• Long Lost Lover• The group performed for at his 30th birthday party in 1978, and were guests at the pre-wedding party for his marriage to in 1981. They then released Standing Up for Love, an album, in 1977. Garrison left the band at the end of 2010 due to health reasons, and was replaced by Freddie Pool in 2011. Giving Up, Giving In [Extended Version]• Ferguson left for a solo career in 1986. Fayette Pinkney died on June 27, 2009, in Lansdale Hospital, Pennsylvania, after a short illness, at the age of 61. Discography [ ] Studio albums [ ] Year Album Peak chart positions Record label 1970 Maybe 139 16 — — — — — 1973 28 33 46 55 31 — 12• Subsequently signed to Swan Records, Ferguson also recorded the first two songs she wrote herself "I Weep for You" and "Don't Leave Me Lover" out of three solo singles for the label during 1965. "I Like Being a Woman" Joseph B. They also released A Collection of Their 20 Greatest Hits, a compilation album. The album charted at 11 on the UK album chart. The Three Degrees released a number of , including "I'm Gonna Need You" and a of "" in 1966. Ferguson recorded two up-tempo numbers written for her by a talented up and coming songwriter by the name of. It also reached 2 in the US, where it sold over two million copies and earned the trio a in December 1974 at that time, Platinum certifications had not been assigned to singles. "it's about '63, last year in high school. They were replaced by and Janet Harmon in early 1963. The line-up from 1967 to 1976 was Pinkney, Valerie Holiday and , who would go on to sing lead on most of the group's biggest hits. Awards [ ] In 2013 Ferguson was awarded the Legends of Industry Award for services to music. "Can't You See What You're Doing to Me" Joseph B. 2012: Cinderella pantomime• This was the first studio album recorded by the Group for Philadelphia International Records and was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Ferguson appeared in the second BBC series of , and spent a month in India with seven other celebrities. 1979: 3D• Billboard 33 12 Singles [ ] Year Single Peak chart positions 1973 "Dirty Ol' Man" — 58 — — 1974 "Year of Decision" — 74 — 13 "When Will I See You Again" 2 4 1 1 1975 "I Didn't Know" — 18 — — References [ ] Australian Chart Book 1970—1992 illustrated ed. 2008: Aladdin pantomime• It reached 12 in the UK Singles Chart. where it sold over two million copies and earned the group a in 1974. A seasonal album, Christmas With The Three Degrees, was also recorded in 1998. 2013: Cinderella pantomime• They were discovered by and , who produced the original line-up on their first , "Gee Baby I'm Sorry ", for , in 1965. : Silver 1979 — — — — — — 61 1982 — — — — — — — 3D 1989 …And Holding — 76 — — — — — 1993 — — — — — — — 1998 Christmas with the Three Degrees — — — — — — — Marathon Media Int'l 2009 Undercover 2009 — — — — — — — Reader's Digest 2016 Strategy - Our Tribute To Philadelphia — — — — — — — "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. Ferguson also appeared as the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Queen in numerous pantomimes, including Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. 2014: Beauty and the Beast pantomime• 2012: Daddy Cool• 1970s [ ] By 1970, they were signed to and they released their first album, Maybe. The group's 2016 album, Strategy: Our Tribute to Philadelphia, was their first studio album release with Pool as a member. : Silver "The Golden Lady" — — — — — — — — — 56 "Jump the Gun" — — — — — — — — — 48 3D "My Simple Heart" — — — — — — 12 — — 9• Career [ ] 1960s [ ] The Three Degrees were formed around 1963 in Philadelphia according to founder member, the late Fayette Pinkney. They also took part in the 2007 'Best Disco In Town' tour of the United Kingdom in May 2007. Live albums [ ] Year Album Peak chart positions Record label 1975 The Three Degrees Live in Japan — — 1976 199 34 1985 Live in the UK — — 3D "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. filled in for Scott while she was pregnant in 1986 alongside Ferguson and Holiday. Thus, the album, Standing Up For Love, released in 1977, actually features four Degree voices, with Fayette, Sheila, and Valerie performing on some tracks and Valerie, Sheila, and Helen appearing on others. 1s linear;transition:transform 0. Contents• Other solo songs she recorded were "How Did That Happen", written by , "And in Return" and "Are You Satisfied", written by later to become known to the world as the lead singer of Chairmen of the Board. 5 ;background-color:transparent;border:1px solid rgba 255,255,255,0. This success landed them a cameo appearance in the 1971 film filmed during one of their appearances at the in , where they performed a cover of 's "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon" , as well as an engagement at the in along with. Toast Of Love• 5;text-transform:none;color:rgba 255,255,255,1 ;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;-webkit-transition:color 0. In October 1973, the group also made an appearance on the television sitcom season 3, episode 4 , singing their song "I Didn't Know". When Will I See You Again• The group performed at Prince Charles' 30th birthday party, and in 1979, filmed their own TV special with the. They were also part of the 'Best Disco In Town 2004 Tour' with , , , and. In 2009 the group released their first studio album in over ten years, Undercover 2009. Cindy Scott had a brief spell with the trio in 1967 alongside Ferguson and Pinkney as did Sonia Goring of , who also stood in for some shows during the same year before being replaced by Valerie Holiday, who has now been active in the group for over 50 years. Theatre [ ] Ferguson has starred in numerous musicals and pantomimes in the UK. She also appeared on in Da Bungalow. In 1978 and 1979, they released two disco-styled albums and. The following year they released a new single "Holding Back". She starred in David Gest's I've Had the Time of My Life Tour! Ferguson headlined Ipswich Regent Theatre's pantomime, playing the Wicked Fairy in Sleeping Beauty from December 2016 to January 2017. Their first song under this label was "", which was the theme song for. Harmon left by 1967 and after a couple of ladies came and went, was eventually replaced by Valerie Holiday. What a Night• Featuring one side of their hits on the Ariola label between 1978—79, and one side of live recordings from their 1979 Royal Albert Hall television special, this would be the trio's second "best of" compilation to make the UK Top 10 in less than two years, after CBS released A Collection of their 20 Greatest Hits in early 1979 which featured their pre-Ariola material, and peaked at 8 in the UK Album Chart. While at high school, Ferguson was introduced by her teacher to , who had previously been a singer with a group called , and later had gone on to become a manager. They made their first US TV appearance in over 20 years in 2003 on the show, Rhythm, Love, and Soul with , and. Further reading [ ]• She is also a lead on the original cast recording of Always and recorded two other albums Misty Blue. It reached 54 in the UK Singles Chart. The group's most stable line-up was from 1989 to 2010, with Cynthia Garrison joining Holiday and Scott. "Dirty Ol' Man" A Tom Moulton Mix Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 8:21 Personnel [ ] The Three Degrees• Scott returned to the group before Ferguson decided to leave later that year and was replaced by Vera Brown of. 1973: The Three Degrees• singer 陳慧嫻 covered "When Will I See You Again" into a version entitled "幾時再見? What I Did For Love• 1s linear;-webkit-transition:background-color 0. Jump The Gun [Long Version]• Most recently she starred in the West End musical celebration Respect La Diva at the and in Daddy Cool as Pearl. Girl Groups — Fabulous Females That Rocked The World. Starlight [Long Version]• 1s linear;-webkit-transition:transform 0. The singles, "I Do Take You" and "You're the Fool" followed, as did their second album, So Much Love. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Author [ ] In 1989, Ferguson published a cook book inspired by recipes from her American background, Soul Food: Classic Cuisine from the Deep South. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes 3:56 7. Birds of Prey 2020 See also [ ]• Between 1982 and 1985, The Three Degrees released two albums on their own 3D label; Album of Love and Live in the UK. By 1966, the line up had changed to be Fayette Pinkney, Helen Scott and Janet Harmon. 1992: Brookside• She then starred as the Wicked Queen in Beauty and the Beast at the from December 2014 to January 2015, followed by appearing as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Sands Centre, Carlisle in December 2015. They achieved a final UK chart entry, reaching number 54 in 1998 with a dance cover of "". 1976: A Toast of Love• The group's close made them a popular act, but a hit record still eluded them. Holiday has been a member since she first joined in 1967, while Scott has been a permanent member since 1976, having been in the group from 1963 to 1966. Clemente, John 2000. In 2005, Ferguson starred in the premiere of the West End musical Behind the Iron Mask at the and then toured in Hot Flush, a musical based on the menopause. : Platinum• In 2008, she starred in Sister Act-Songs from the Film. The specific problem is: Formatting, non-use of wikitable s , laundry list appearance, unreferenced Please help if you can. : Gold 1994 Very Best of the Three Degrees — — The Complete Swan Recordings — — 1995 The Roulette Years — — 1996 The Best of the Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again — — 2002 Super Hits — — 2008 Helen, Valerie, Cynthia: The Greatest Hits — — Essential Media Group "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. Get Your Love Back• Turner and Porter both left the group, leaving the only original member. : Gold "Love Is the Message" with MFSB 85 42 — — 28 37 — 16 — — "" 2 4 1 2 2 5 2 27 3 1• The ladies had already started to record some tracks with Fayette for their next LP. Television [ ] Ferguson is the first and only black woman to star in her own sitcom in the UK. Holiday, Ferguson and Pinkney in 1974 Background information Origin , Genres , , Years active c. The current line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. 1977: Standing Up for Love• This was the year that Fayette Pinkney left and was replaced by former member Helen Scott. The UK release of the album was actually titled Take Good Care Of Yourself and peaked at 6 in the UK Album Chart, their highest ever chart placing for an album there. March 2017 The Three Degrees [ ]• My Simple Heart [Full Length Version]• across September and October 2015, culminating in a performance at the , London, followed by performing at "The Legends of Soul Weekender" with , , Gwen Dickey and in Skegness. , Lenny Pakula, , - arrangements Technical• Cover versions [ ]• In May 2011m she starred in the second series of Channel 4s Celebrity Five Go To, in which the celebrities visited South Africa. They returned to the UK in 1985 with "The Heaven I Need" which was produced by on Supreme Records, though the single narrowly missed the UK Top 40. 2007: The Songs of Sister Act• Holiday and Scott have now been members of the group together for over 40 years, with Holiday having been a permanent member for over 50 years. Jefferson, Bunny Sigler 7:07 8. 275 ;margin-top:3px;-webkit-transform:scale 0. Ferguson has also been a judge at the Race in Media Awards on several occasions. When Pinkney left the group in 1976, she was replaced by a returning Helen Scott. This album included a cover of 's "", which was released as a remixed dance single which gave the group their 15th and final UK top 60 single, reaching 54. This section may require to meet Wikipedia's. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N. The Three Degrees]• Personal life [ ] After marrying property businessman Chris Robinson in 1980, Ferguson settled in. Year Of Decision• The singles "I Do Take You" and "You're the Fool" followed as well as second album So Much Love. Under this label the group began to tour internationally. Released in 1973, the album includes three hit singles, "Dirty Ol' Man", a 1 hit single in the Netherlands, "Year Of Decision" and the UK 1, "". Set Me Free [Long Version]• A single, "A Tender Lie" was also released. Early life [ ] Sheila Diana Ferguson was born in. Following the album, the group recorded a live at 's , with and in 1989. In 1978, The Three Degrees signed to in Europe and the US and began working with , who had become famous as a disco producer following his work with. - music• Joe Tarsia - recording engineer• : Gold 1980 Gold — 9• The album was re-issued on CD in 2010, for the first time in the UK, by Big Break Records. Ferguson and Robinson had twin daughters, Alicia and Alexandria, before divorcing in 2004. Two other songs from the album were big successes in Japan: "Midnight Train" and " []", the latter having been recorded in. She has appeared on two charity singles, It's a Live-In World for the Anti Heroin Project in 1986, and produced by Paul Hardcastle under the title Disco Aid in 1986, followed by a re-production by under the title Dance Aid in 1987 to support research. "A Woman Needs a Good Man" , Mikki Farrow, Marvin E. 1978: New Dimensions• Following an appearance on , other countries followed suit and "When Will I See You Again" did extremely well worldwide reaching 2 in the U. 98 translate 0,1px ;-ms-transform:scale 0. The board of PPL voted unanimously to make Ferguson a Lifetime Guardian Member of the organisation after merging with the Performing Artists Media Rights Organisation of which she was a founder member on the original board in 2006. 955 , border-width 0s,padding-top 0s,padding-bottom 0s;transition:max-height 0. She has appeared in the British sitcom , playing nightclub owner Rochelle Jackson, and the British soap opera , playing Susan Robinson. 955 ;transition:border-color 0. "" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 2:58 Side two No. It was during this year that The Three Degrees enjoyed their greatest success when signed by and working with Gamble and Huff. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes 2:31 3. 1997: Always• The group followed this with another tour of the UK and Japan at the end of the year. Their first album for the Philadelphia International label, , spawned three hits: "Dirty Ol' Man" which went in the and , "Year Of Decision" which made it to 13 in the , but it was the third single, "", that propelled the into the. That same year Ferguson decided to leave the group. Barrett signed Ferguson to Swan Records in 1965. Dirty Ol' Man• Porter and Turner were soon replaced by Janet Harmon and Helen Scott. A teenage crush on the singer led her to try her hand at singing in the hope that, by doing so, she would be able to meet him. 2018: Dick Whittington pantomime Filmography [ ] Film [ ]• 5;text-transform:none;color: 026cdf;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;-webkit-transition:color 0. Ferguson has performed in multiple soul legend tours and appeared as the Acid Queen at the 50th anniversary of at the in November 2014. Her first musical was Always in 1997 at the , London, which also starred. In 1971, the group appeared in the Oscar-winning film singing "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon", and in 1973, they appeared in the sitcom. covered "When Will I See You Again" on their album,. She featured in Star Alliance's recording of "He's a Runner" in 2006 and recorded "Fool of the Year" for the album Disco 2008, produced by. The album itself reached 6 in the. This line-up had four UK Top 20 hits, including "Woman in Love", which reached number three in 1979. The group reciprocated with backup vocals on her solo recordings. Solo [ ] In 1994, Ferguson appeared as a solo artist in the UK Singles Chart with her remake of the Three Degrees' hit "". Valerie Holiday - vocals• 1970: Maybe• Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Track listing [ ] Side one No. 2007: Snow White pantomime• In 2004 Ferguson was a contestant on the fourth series of , followed by being a contestant in the first series of in 2006. Their own , aka An Evening with The Three Degrees , was recorded in October 1979 in which the trio were backed by the. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. However, Scott announced she would be leaving the group in order to get married.。 。

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