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Happy Birthday Eddie Levert!

Las Vegas resident and Music Icon Eddie Levert turns 75 today!

As founding member and lead singer of The O'Jays Eddie has enjoyed much success. The O'Jays  have been inducted into The Grammy Hall Of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Other awards they have received are BET Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Image Award and Soul Train Award just to name a few.

Every year Eddie works tirelessly on a show that benefits The O'Jays Scholarship Fund. He gets his famous friends like Magic Johnson, Mike Epps and countless others to host and perform for the Fundraiser.

Talk to Johnny Gill, the group Silk, Mike Tyson and others and you will find out that they call him, "Pops" a loving nickname given to him for mentoring and advising an entire generation of African American Males.

Always an open book, Eddie shared the loss of two sons, Sean and Gerald with us and let us know that he coped by getting back on stage.

When he is home Eddie enjoys time with his wife Raquel and 13 year old daughter Ryan.

Happy Birthday Eddie Levert!