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The Babys Staff Pick

When: Thu., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. 2016
Never heard of the Babys? Oh, you’ve heard them, but you just might not be able to place them. Chances are you’d do better if somebody were to hum a few bars of swagger-stomper “Back on My Feet Again” or maybe the pathos-tinged “Isn’t It Time.” Chances are better still if you referenced vocalist John Waite’s later work, such as 1982’s “Change” or 1984’s “Missing You,” although his work with Bad English (such as 1989’s “When I See You Smile”) seems to be out of fashion lately. But, yes, Waite was in the group, and the other members wound up playing in such well-known classic rock groups as Journey and Styx, while Tony Brock and Wally Stocker went on to long careers working with Elton John and Rod Stewart. In 2013, they formed a new version of the Babys and have been touring ever since. It will be the Babys’ first appearance in Detroit in more than 35 years when they take the stage at the Token Lounge, after Stompbox and Most Wanted. Doors at 7 p.m.; 28949 Joy Rd., Westland; 734-513-5030;; $25, $35 for main floor seating.


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