When the lead singer of a legendary band announces his retirement on stage after 47 years things can get emotional.
But it also got real funky.
Larry Dodson, legendary lead of the Bar-Kays, announced that at age 65 he wanted to spend more time with his family and that this was, in fact, the last time NYC would EVER see him again. Sitting in a chair for several moments to open up to the adoring crowd, it was quite a memorable moment.
But not lost in the shuffle was a world class, sizzling show.
In the 90 minute set they covered the bulk of their hits including Holy Ghost and Freak Show on the Dance Floor and regaled us with such R&B classics as Soul Man and Hold On I'm Coming.
It was just one of those concerts where you realized you were not only witnessing history but greatness as well.
Few bands can touch them even after so many years, ups and downs, and even tragedies (several members died with Otis Redding in that horrific plane crash).
And there's not too many bass players that can touch original member James Alexander.
Mr. Dodson, enjoy your retirement- you've more than earned it and thank you for almost a half century of great music and entertainment.
Evan Ginzburg is the Associate Producer of The Wrestler and the upcoming documentary 350 Days starring Brett Hart and SuperStar Billy Graham. He is a nearly 30 year radio and TV professional formerly of 50,000 Watt WBAI-FM and currently hosting The Evan Ginzburg Show on www.villageconnectionradio.com Sundays 11AM-1PM.