An Uptown Saturday Night: The Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater reopens, launched by the stars it nurtured

You can go home again, for a night at least. Or so they seemed to be singing, brothers and sisters. A Who's Who of pop music was onstage at the Apollo Theater, the Harlem home of funk and soul and rock 'n' roll, where many of the glittering lineup got their start. Diana Ross was there, having helicoptered in after two shows in Atlantic City. So were Smokey Robinson and Little Richard and Wilson Pickett, the Four Tops and Sarah Vaughan and Sammy Davis Jr. And dozens upon dozens of others. Joining in the homage were such white performers as Rod...

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