Philadelphia's Musical & Cultural History-The Three Degrees
- The Philadelphia City Council Members
The Three Degrees, are known internationally and have earned numerous accolades throughout the years. The Three Degrees have performed for Kings and Queens, Government and Religious dignitaries including global audiences and they are still going strong. They are celebrating more than 52 years in the entertainment arts. When the Three Degrees come to mind, you immediately think of their most famous song, "When Will I See You Again", and the vision of three beautiful women of color, perfectly coordinated in both their dance routines and their vocal harmonies. The Three Degrees current lineup includes Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday, and Freddie Poole with a legacy of multi-platinum and gold hits to their credit.
The Three Degrees original start took place in Philadelphia approximately 5 decades ago. The Three Degrees made a cameo appearance in the movie, "The French Connection", singing "Everybody Gets To Go To the Moon", portraying themselves in a cabaret scene. In 1972, they aligned their recording destiny with Gamble & Huff singing super hits from Philadelphia International and the rest is history. The Three Degrees are the longest running female vocal group in the world…for confirmation of this fact check the Guinness Book of Record.
We at the G.E.M.A. Foundation are dedicated to supporting, preserving, and documenting the educational, musical, and cultural arts of America. This petition is simply our vehicle to encourage, bring positive attention, and motivate the Philadelphia City Council members of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to vote unanimously in favor of recognizing and honoring “The Three Degrees” with an official Street Sign in Center City Philadelphia. The legendary female group’s contributions to the arts have earned them this high-profile honor from the Common Wealth of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
If you agree that “The Three Degrees” deserves this amazing honor in Philadelphia, we ask that you sign this petition. We seek acknowledgment of their creative contributions worldwide, gaining respect for women in the musical arts, and to inspire public awareness in celebrating Philadelphia’s Musical and Cultural History by “Recognizing Excellence” – “The Three Degrees”!
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