THE THREE DEGREES is an American female vocal group, which was originally formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although a total of 15 women have been a member over the years, the group has always been a trio. The current line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott, and Freddie Pool. Valerie Holiday has been a member since she first joined in 1967, while Helen Scott has been a permanent member since 1976, having previously been in the group from 1963 to 1966. THE THREE DEGREES were particularly successful in the UK, achieving thirteen Top 50 hit singles between 1974 and 1985.

The original members were Fayette Pinkney, Shirley Porter and Linda Turner. Shirley Porter and Linda Turner were soon replaced by Janet Harmon and Helen Scott.

he line-up from 1967 to 1976 was Fayette Pinkney, Valerie Holiday and Sheila Ferguson, who would go on to sing lead on most of the group's biggest hits. This line-up topped the US Hot 100 Chart as featured vocalists on the MFSB single "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" in 1974, and had seven UK Top 40 hits, including the 1974 single "When Will I See You Again", which was a huge international hit, peaking at number two in the US and topping the UK Singles Chart. When Fayette Pinkney left the group in 1976, she was replaced by a returning Helen Scott. This line-up had four UK Top 20 hits including "Woman in Love" which reached number three in 1979. Sheila Ferguson left for a solo career in 1986.

The group's most stable line-up was from 1989 to 2010, with Cynthia Garrison joining Valerie Holiday and Helen Scott. They achieved a final UK Singles Chart entry, reaching number 54 in 1998 with a dance cover of "Last Christmas". Cynthia Garrison left the band at the end of 2010 due to health reasons and was replaced by Freddie Pool in 2011. The group's 2016 album “Strategy: Our Tribute to Philadelphia” was their first studio album release with Freddie Pool as a member. Valerie Holiday and Helen Scott have now been members of the group together for over 40 years, with Valerie Holiday having been a permanent member for over 50 years.


The Videos:

"Maybe" (1970)

"I Do Take You" (1970)

"Dirty Ol' Man" (1973)

"Year Of Decision" (1974)

"TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" (1974)

"Love Is The Message" (1974)

"When Will I See You Again" (1974)

"Get Your Love Back" (1975)

"Take Good Care Of Yourself" (1975)

"Giving Up, Giving In" (1978)

"Woman In Love" 1979)

"The Runner" (1979)

"Jump The Gun" (1979)

"My Simple Heart" (1979/1980)

"The Heaven I Need" (1985)

"This Is The House" (1985/1986)

"Last Christmas" (1998)


Upcoming Shows

August 2018

Aug 26 - Yesterdayland Festival, Antwerp (BEL)

September 2018

Sep 15 - The Cliff Hotel, Great Yarmouth (UK)

Sep 18 - Arts Center, Pontardawe (UK)

Sep 19 - The Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare (UK)

Sep 20 - Queens Theatre, Barnstaple (UK)

Sep 21 - Corn Exchange, Bedford (UK)

Sep 22 - Corn Exchange, Newbury (UK)

Sep 23 - Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham (UK)

Sep 27 - Regent Theatre, Ipswich (UK)

Sep 28 - Key Theatre, Peterborough (UK)

Sep 29 - Vandyke Country House Hotel, Worksop (UK)

Sep 30 - Butlins, Bognor Regis (UK)

October 2018

Oct 03 - Playhouse Theatre, Harlow (UK)

Oct 04 - Jam House, Birmingham (UK)

Oct 05 - Barrington Theatre at Community Centre, Bournemouth (UK)

Oct 06 - The Edge (formerly Pier Centre), Wigan (UK)

Oct 07 - Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent (UK)

Oct 10 - The Hawth, Crawley (UK)

Oct 11 - Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks (UK)

Oct 12 - Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne (UK)

Oct 13 - Embassy Club, Selsey (UK)

Oct 14 - Assembly Hall & Richmond Room, Worthing (UK)

Oct 17 - Radlett Centre, Radlett (UK)

Oct 18 - King George's Hall, Blackburn (UK)

Oct 19 - Picturedrome, Holmfirth (UK)

Oct 20 - The Platform, Morecambe (UK)

Oct 21 - Castle Theatre, Wellingborough (UK)

Oct 24 - Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London (UK)

Oct 26 - Theatre Royal, Waterford (IRL)

Oct 27 - Civic Theatre, Dublin (IRL)

Oct 28 - Balor Theatre, Donegal (IRL)

November 2018

Nov 10 - Blue Note, Nagoya (JPN)

Nov 12 - Cotton Club, Tokyo (JPN)

Nov 13 - Cotton Club, Tokyo (JPN)

Nov 15 - Cotton Club, Tokyo (JPN)

Nov 16 - Cotton Club, Tokyo (JPN)

March 2019

Mar 21 - Brighton Centre, Brighton (UK)

Mar 22 - The SSE Arena, London (UK)

Mar 23 - Echo Arena, Liverpool (UK)

Mar 24 - Genting Arena, Birmingham (UK)

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