The Stylistics Airrion Love Interview

Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s The Stylistics Airrion Love Interview…

The Stylistics are a Philadelphia soul group that achieved its greatest chart success in the 1970s. They’re back on tour in 2017!

They formed in 1968, consisting of singers Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn.

All of their US hits were ballads characterized by the falsetto of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the production of Thom Bell.

During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits, including “Stop, Look, Listen”, “You Are Everything”, “Betcha by Golly, Wow”, “People Make the World Go Round”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Break Up to Make Up”, and “You Make Me Feel Brand New”.

Ahead of their latest UK tour we spoke to original founding member Airrion Love about his career, the music of The Stylistics and much more.


Here’s Airrion and Alex in conversation via YouTube:

In 2006 their hit single, “Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)”, was used as the base for a Japanese advertisement campaign by Gatsby, to launch their new male hair styling product, ‘Moving Rubber’.

The campaign was successful and featured one of Japan’s most popular celebrities Takuya Kimura of the pop group SMAP. They were also featured guests on SMAP’s television show, SMAP×SMAP, one of the highest rated shows in Japan to promote the ‘Moving Rubber’ product.

In October 2009, they featured on the UK BBC One television program, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

Their song, “People Make the World Go Round”, was used by Spike Lee in the soundtrack for 1994 film Crooklyn, as performed by Marc Dorsey.

Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 25th September 2017.

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