Thursday, January 14, 2010

In the Midst of Massive Tragedy, Another Passing

R.I.P., Teddy Pendergrass:
Philly soul legend Teddy Pendergrass died Wednesday at a hospital in Philadelphia, succumbing to colon cancer at age 59. Known for hits such as “Close the Door” and “It Don’t Hurt Now,” Pendergrass was a multiplatinum artist at the peak of his career in 1982, when a car accident left him a paraplegic. Working with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and the production team Gamble & Huff, Pendergrass’ charismatic vocals and image helped define ’70s soul.
Damn, there goes another icon of my misspent youth. Fair winds, Teddy.

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