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11/18/23-Kool & the Gang’s George Brown died

Trusted Source: CNN George Brown, a drummer and songwriter who co-founded the band Kool & the Gang, died on Thursday. He was 74. The news was confirmed to CNN via email from Kool & the Gang’s publicist Jerry Digney. Brown died in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, according to Digney. At first calling themselves the Jazziacs in 1964, Brown – along with Ricky Westfield, Ronald Bell and his […]

todayNovember 18, 2023


8/8/21-Kool & Gang founder dies

Source: NPR NEW YORK — Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as "Celebration" and "Get Down On It," has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair, according to a statement from his representative. Thomas was the alto sax player, flutist and percussionist. […]

todayAugust 8, 2021


9/14/20-Ronald Bell/Kool & Gang

Hear Ronald Bell on "The Lost 45s!" Source: RollingStone.com Ronald “Khalis” Bell, the singer, songwriter and saxophonist whose group Kool & the Gang became one of the most celebrated and musically eclectic funk bands in the 1970s and beyond, died Wednesday at his U.S. Virgin Islands home at the age of 68, a rep confirmed to Rolling Stone. A cause of death was not disclosed. Over the course of 23 […]

todaySeptember 14, 2020