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Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

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Is Teddy or David the Real Harold Melvin?

Report by Vernon Gibbs, The Village Voice, 2 February 1976

UNBELIEVABLE AS it may seem, at 9:01 p.m. on the night of January 24, 1976, 10 minutes before Harold Melvin & the new Blue Notes ...

Break Up Everybody: The Blue Notes Split

Report and Interview by Tom Vickers, Rolling Stone, 25 March 1976

PHILADELPHIA — Two blocks from Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International offices, Theodore Pendergrass sat and talked about how the Blue Notes had changed from waking ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy's not so blue

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 5 February 1977

AMUSINGLY RELEVANT to this week's Soul Mirror is an old song by the Cadillacs. ...

The Whole Town's Talking 'Bout Teddy

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 10 May 1977

...Mr. Pendergrass, that is. B&S's John Abbey began whistlin' the toons from Teddy's album within minutes of first hearing it, an' that's the most accurate ...

Rappin' with Teddy Pendergrass

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 13 September 1977

CURRENTLY fulfilling all the promise he's ever shown when with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes with a flourishing solo career, we took a little ...

Teddy Pendergrass

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 29 August 1978

Teddy talks to David Nathan about his professional plans and personal philosophies ...

Earth, Wind & Fire: I Am (ARC/Columbia); Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy (Philadelphia International)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, September 1979

Dear brothers and sisters: If you are interested in being a part of the Universal Community of Mellow Truth, sip a glass of wine and please pay attention. In ...

Teddy Pendergrass: The Sex Symbol Of Seventy Nine

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, October 1979

Teddy continues to fill the major stadiums across the States and now he tells David Nathan what it'll take to tempt him to Europe... ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy (Philadelphia International)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 4 October 1979

TEDDY PENDERGRASS transcends the Philadelphia pop-soul confections of his production-machine material so effortlessly that it's a little frightening. He makes lightweight erotic sermonettes like 'Life ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Attractive — Moi? Sexy — Moi?

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 16 May 1981

Sex symbol Teddy Pendergrass shrugs off the impertinence of reporter Barney Hoskyns ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Love Language (Asylum); Richard 'Dimples' Fields: Mmm... (RCA)

Review by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 25 August 1984


Teddy Pendergrass: Workin' It Back (Asylum)

Review by Randall Grass, Spin, January 1986

ONCE, IN church, the lady next to me, looking plain and 30 and man-less, felt the rapture so powerfully that she made Jesus her lover, ...

Who Took the Heart out of Soul?

Comment by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 2 February 1987

As London prepares for more streamlined sophistication, Adam Sweeting wonders what happened to the sweat and suffering ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Preparing To Close The Door And Turn Off The Lights After 25 Glorious Years?

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 12 October 1993

Teddy celebrates the 25th anniversary of his highly successful career with his new A Little More Magic album, but he hints to JEFF LOREZ that ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Life Was a Song Worth Singing

Obituary by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 21 January 2010

Pendergrass' popularity lay in his performance of a masculinity that was virile and tailor-made for a cultural discourse in the '70s that had moved beyond ...

Teddy Pendergrass: Life Was a Song Worth Singing

Retrospective by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 22 January 2010

HEARING THE SOOTHING voice of the late Teddy Pendergrass singing lead on the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes classic, 'If You Don't Know Me ...

Teddy Pendergrass, the Heart of Philly Soul

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 20 June 2014


Teddy Pendergrass Turns Out the Lights… with Help

Report by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 18 September 2015

Duets – Love & Soul pairs the late soul singer with the likes of Angie Stone, Jody Watley and Rose Royce. ...

see also Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes


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