Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass died yesterday in a hospital in Philadelphia, according to The Associated Press. He was 59.
He got his start as the lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes before leaving the group for a successful solo career. He was one of the most significant soul singers of the 70s and the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums.
In 1982 he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident, but that didn’t stop him from recording and performing.
His kind of rough, powerful soul simply doesn’t exist anymore.
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