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Philly Special: The Thom Bell Story

Tony Cummings, Black Music, January 1974

THOM BELL smiles a lot. And it isn't only his natural good humour which creases his handsome, bearded face into another explosion of laughter. Over ten million sellers as a producer, arranger and writer makes Thom a vital part of the Philly Legend. If it wasn't for this modest, instantly likeable man the Delfonics, the Stylistics, the Detroit Spinners, Ronny Dyson and New York City would be unknown to the mass audience.

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