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Died On This Date (March 24, 1997) Harold Melvin / Philly Soul Great

Posted by themusicsover on March 24, 2010

Harold Melvin
June 25, 1935 – March 24, 1997

harold-melvinHarold Melvin was one of the architects of the so-called Philadelphia Sound as leader of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. The band had several chart toppers for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International label. It was singer Teddy Pendergrass’ full-throated baritone that gave the Blue Notes the edge over other soul groups of the day. The hits started coming in 1972 with R&B staples like “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “The Love I Lost,” and “Bad Luck.” Melvin passed away on March 24, 1997 from the results of an earlier stroke from which he never fully recovered.

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3 Responses to “Died On This Date (March 24, 1997) Harold Melvin / Philly Soul Great”

  1. claudio said

    The one of the best music of twenty century. Congratulations

  2. Philip Curtis Cofield said

    This is nt Harold Melvin. This brother is an actor. He playe on a show in the 70's called "CARTER COUNTRY

  3. Philip Curtis Cofield said


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