Chairmen of the Board, Embers, Jim Quick & Coastline | Lincoln Theatre | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Chairmen of the Board, Embers, Jim Quick & Coastline 

When: Sat., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $12-15

When General Norman Johnson passed away in October, his death reverberated on an international level. His songwriting skills had landed him hits with numbers like "Patches," a tune made famous by Clarence Carter, and with the band that became his home, Chairmen of the Board. His name alone sounded commanding (his given name was indeed General), but it was his voice that led the infectious "Give Me Just a Little More Time," the 1970 staple for the Chairmen, an outfit birthed by the hit factory of Holland, Dozier and Holland.

Johnson was born in Virginia, but he and the Chairmen found their livelihood and core community in the beach music scene, especially in North Carolina. The group continuously toured throughout the area, and landing regularly in places like Raleigh's Longbranch and beach music clubs lining the coast. This weekend, the Chairmen's remaining members—along with beach legends The Embers and contemporary group Jim Quick and Coastline—pay tribute to the man, his music and the warmth among the fun-loving beach music community. —Chris Toenes

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