|January 26, 1943
|Vanessa Bell, Sylvia Bell
Producer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Thom Bell died Thursday at the age of 79. No cause of death was cited, but Bell’s publicist said he died at his home in Bellingham, Washington. Bell, a Grammy-winning producer and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is best known as one of “the Mighty Three” — […]Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·Consequence of Sound
Thom Bell discusses 50 years of Philadelphia International Records in this interview. How Thom Bell Created a Sound for a City, a Record Label, and for Generations of Fans Marcus ShorterThanks for your feedback!
Thom Bell, who helped to create the soul songs style that became known in the 1960s and 1970s as “The Sound of Philadelphia,” died Thursday in Bellingham, Washington. He was 79 and no cause of death was given. His lawyer, Michael Silver, confirmed the death. Bell, along with fellow producers and songwriters Kenny Gamble and […]Thanks for your feedback!
The songwriter was best known for working with the Stylistics, the Spinners, the Delfonics and more.Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·Rolling Stone
The pioneer of Philly Soul wrote songs for the Stylistics, the Delfonics, and produced a track for Elton JohnThanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·The Courier & Press
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren bring their best blue-eyed soul to Aiken Theatre Dec. 3.Thanks for your feedback!
Alongside legendary production duo Gamble and Huff, the recording engineer crafted the sophisticated soul that powered hits for the O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul and more.Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·Los Angeles Times Opinion
Motown was blues you could dance to. Philly soul pulled back the curtain on how difficult the dance could be.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·Associated Press
William “Poogie” Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio the Delfonics who helped write and sang a soft lead tenor on such classic “Sound of Philadelphia” ballads as “La-La (Means I Love You)” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," has died. From the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, the Delfonics had six top 40 pop hits and more than a dozen top 20 R&B hits. With Thom Bell serving as producer and co-writer, their sound was defined by the rich orchestral arrangements and layered harmonies —Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·The Hollywood Reporter
William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of Philly soul greats The Delfonics, has died. Hart’s son Hadi told TMZ that the singer-songwriter was taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia due to breathing difficulties and that he passed on Thursday (July 14) due to complications stemming from surgery. He was 77. The Delfonics were one of […]Thanks for your feedback!