Tower of Power Towers Over The Fox
Tower of Power Fox Theater, Oakland May Photos by Jill Gerstenberger. The Fox Theater buzzed with excitement as they hosted two sold-out shows by Tower of Power, who celebrated their 50th anniversary in their hometown of Oakland and kicked off a North American tour. With queues lined down the block well before show time, local TV crews were on-site doing coverage for the evening news while longtime fans reunited with each other with handshakes and smiles in front of the venue. The day before, the R&B/Funk/soul/jazz band were celebrated at Oakland's City Hall in a ceremony that declared May 31st as Tower of Power Day. Founded in 1968 by saxophonist/vocalist Emilio Castillo and baritone saxophonist Stephen "Doc" Kupka, the band was originally called The Motowns but changed their name to Tower of Power in 1970. They've had eight songs in the Billboard Hot 100 including "You're Still a Young Man," "So Very Hard to Go," and "What is Hip?" Their highest chart topping album was Tower of