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Teddy Pendergrass

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 26, 1950 | Died: January 13, 2010    

Theodore DeReese “Teddy” Pendergrass, Sr. career began when he was a drummer for The Cadillacs, which soon merged with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. Melvin invited Pendergrass to become the lead singer after he jumped from the rear of a stage and started singing his heart out. Months later the group signed with Gamble & Huff on the then-CBS subsidiary Philadelphia International Records in 1972. The Blue Notes had hits such as “I Miss You,” “Bad Luck,” “Wake Up Everybody,” the two million seller “If You Don't Know Me By Now” and many more. Following personality conflicts between Melvin and Pendergrass, Pendergrass launched a solo career and released hit singles like “The More I Get the More I Want,” “Close the Door,” “I Don't Love You Anymore,” “Turn Off the Lights” and others....
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  • The More I Get, The More I Want

    Black Lion
    2008
    BUY
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (The Very Best Of)

    Black Lion
    2004
    BUY

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Essential Teddy Pendergrass
Elektra Records (2007)

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