Thursday, January 14, 2010
Teddy Pendergrass - R&B Singer 1950-2010
Lest we forget...
Legendary R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59.
He began his career as a drummer, but became well known in the 70s as the lead singer for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. Pendergrass left the band for a solo career and had several hits dubbed musical aphrodisiacs, such as I Don't Love You Anymore, Close the Door, Turn off the Lights and Love TKO.
In 1982, a devastating car accident left the singer paralyzed from the waist down, but he continued his musical career performing from his wheelchair. About 8 months ago, Pendergrass had undergone surgery for colon cancer and it was the difficult recovery that led to his passing.
He will be greatly missed.
Here's a video from his presentation on "Soul Train" in 1980 with his song "Love TKO"