See The Three Degrees at Wycombe Swan

PUBLISHED: 09:58 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:29 23 March 2015

The Three Degrees are celebrating an incredible 50 years in the business with a UK tour bringing them to High Wycombe on Thursday 5 February.

Consisting of original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday along with Freddie Pool, The Three Degrees has become one of the most internationally popular and long lasting Soul groups in history and featured in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running female vocal group.

The Seventies stars gained a following for their music but when Prince Charles proclaimed them his favourite group they were fondly labelled by the British Press as ‘Charlie’s Angels’. The trio was asked to perform for many charity events hosted by members of The Royal Family and in 1978 they were asked to perform at the 30th birthday celebration for Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace. In 1981, they were invited guests at the wedding reception of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

Ever since, The Three Degrees have constantly toured all over the world, occasionally recording but always working. “For us, it is still exciting and we still enjoy our work,” says Holiday. “We are blessed with a wide age group appeal….from 15 to 65.” Scott adds: “We have opened a lot of doors for other entertainers. In some cases, we may not have always succeeded but we have never given up. It still amazes me when we see teenagers singing along with our songs. And yet we still have the fans who have grown with us.”

Tickets £25 | wycombeswan.co.uk

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