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March 26, 1997
Harold Melvin, 57, leader of the Blue Notes who helped shape the "Philly Sound." A Philadelphia native, Melvin spread the well-orchestrated musical genre as it was developing in the 1970s under Philadelphia International Records. Melvin was credited with molding a rough-voiced drummer named Teddy Pendergrass into a lead singer on such hits as "The Love I Lost" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."
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December 29, 2010
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December 29, 2010
John Warhola Brother raised artist Andy Warhol John Warhola, 85, the older brother who helped raise Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and later helped establish the Andy Warhol Museum in their native Pittsburgh, died Christmas Eve after battling pneumonia at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to his son, Donald Warhola. Warhola was one of three founding members of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and was its vice president for 20 years. The foundation established the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in 1994, seven years after the artist ?
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January 15, 2010 | By Jason King
Perhaps it's fitting that music critics often characterized the fervid baritone of soul music icon Teddy Pendergrass, who died from colon cancer on Wednesday at 59, as having the metaphoric power of an earthquake -- rumbling, potent, vital. Two days ago, a catastrophic earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, leaving in its wake incomprehensible tragedy mingled with everyday stories of heroic acts of courage. Pendergrass, whose mainstream commercial career declined in the aftermath of a 1982 spinal cord injury resulting from an automobile accident, spent the last two decades living out his own version of resilience in the face of tragedy.
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April 25, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT
Simply Red's Mick Hucknall was buried Sunday night. The English singer has a fairly delicate, soulful tenor that's elegantly showcased on the band's albums, particularly on songs like the Harold Melvin oldie "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and Simply Red's biggest hit, the ballad "Holding Back the Years." But if you went to the Roxy to savor the subtleties of Hucknall's voice, you were out of luck. The six instrumentalists of the English white-soul band, concluding a sold-out, four-night run, simply overwhelmed lead singer Hucknall.
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May 27, 1990 | SEAN MITCHELL and DR, Dave Bhang / For the Los Angeles Times
Check the pages that follow for some monster acts, Which include, at the keyboard, Emanuel Ax. The man from Margaritaville returns to L.A., Plus Oingo Boingo and Mel Torme. There'll be "The War Against Women" and Simon Rattle, "Speed-the-Plow," "Rumors," and Kathleen Battle. The "Man of La Mancha" with Marilyn McCoo, And at Garden Grove Shakespeare, that play, "Much Ado." Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes are back on the scene, Who's this Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens?
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January 15, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
Teddy Pendergrass, the soul singer who combined hyper-romantic love songs with a virile, sexy stage presence to become the quintessential R&B boudoir crooner before a 1982 car accident left him paralyzed, died Wednesday in his native Philadelphia. He was 59. Pendergrass, best known for the sandpaper voice behind the 1972 hit "If You Don't Know Me By Now" while he was with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, had undergone colon cancer surgery last year and had been in declining health ever since, his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said in a statement.
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January 15, 2010 | By Jason King
Perhaps it's fitting that music critics often characterized the fervid baritone of soul music icon Teddy Pendergrass, who died from colon cancer on Wednesday at 59, as having the metaphoric power of an earthquake -- rumbling, potent, vital. Two days ago, a catastrophic earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, leaving in its wake incomprehensible tragedy mingled with everyday stories of heroic acts of courage. Pendergrass, whose mainstream commercial career declined in the aftermath of a 1982 spinal cord injury resulting from an automobile accident, spent the last two decades living out his own version of resilience in the face of tragedy.
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August 1, 2000
Celebrities attending the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. The Delfonics, R&R group Lee Greenwood, recording star best known for the song "Proud to Be an American." The Billy Jolly Choir, Philadelphia gospel ensemble. Philadelphia Boys' Choir. Regular Joe, a rock act featuring U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) The Rock of the World Wrestling Federation. Brooks and Dunn, country music duo. Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Philadelphia recording artists.
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January 30, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gene McFadden, part of a songwriting team that wrote and recorded the 1979 hit anthem "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," has died. He was 56. McFadden, who had battled liver and lung cancer, died Friday at his Philadelphia home, his family said. He was half of the hit-making duo McFadden and Whitehead. John Whitehead was shot and killed outside his Philadelphia home in May 2004. His slaying remains unsolved. As teenagers, McFadden and Whitehead formed the soul group the Epsilons.
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January 15, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
Teddy Pendergrass, the soul singer who combined hyper-romantic love songs with a virile, sexy stage presence to become the quintessential R&B boudoir crooner before a 1982 car accident left him paralyzed, died Wednesday in his native Philadelphia. He was 59. Pendergrass, best known for the sandpaper voice behind the 1972 hit "If You Don't Know Me By Now" while he was with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, had undergone colon cancer surgery last year and had been in declining health ever since, his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said in a statement.
NEWS
March 26, 1997
Harold Melvin, 57, leader of the Blue Notes who helped shape the "Philly Sound." A Philadelphia native, Melvin spread the well-orchestrated musical genre as it was developing in the 1970s under Philadelphia International Records. Melvin was credited with molding a rough-voiced drummer named Teddy Pendergrass into a lead singer on such hits as "The Love I Lost" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1990 | SEAN MITCHELL and DR, Dave Bhang / For the Los Angeles Times
Check the pages that follow for some monster acts, Which include, at the keyboard, Emanuel Ax. The man from Margaritaville returns to L.A., Plus Oingo Boingo and Mel Torme. There'll be "The War Against Women" and Simon Rattle, "Speed-the-Plow," "Rumors," and Kathleen Battle. The "Man of La Mancha" with Marilyn McCoo, And at Garden Grove Shakespeare, that play, "Much Ado." Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes are back on the scene, Who's this Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT
Simply Red's Mick Hucknall was buried Sunday night. The English singer has a fairly delicate, soulful tenor that's elegantly showcased on the band's albums, particularly on songs like the Harold Melvin oldie "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and Simply Red's biggest hit, the ballad "Holding Back the Years." But if you went to the Roxy to savor the subtleties of Hucknall's voice, you were out of luck. The six instrumentalists of the English white-soul band, concluding a sold-out, four-night run, simply overwhelmed lead singer Hucknall.
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January 14, 2010
Teddy Pendergrass, who became R&B's reigning sex symbol in the 1970s and '80s with his forceful, masculine voice and passionate love ballads and later became an inspirational figure after suffering a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed, died Wednesday. He was 59. The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father died at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, eight months after undergoing colon cancer surgery. Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the waist down in the 1982 accident.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1995 | Dennis Hunt
*** 1/2 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass, "If You Don't Know Me by Now," Columbia Legacy. In the late '70s and early '80s, Pendergrass ruled the R&B roost with his potent ballads. But those records pale next to his earlier work with the Melvin group, which gave us some of the best R&B of that decade. * 1/2 Aretha Franklin, "Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington," Columbia Legacy.
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