HAROLD MELVIN Biography - Musicians


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Name: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes                                               
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA                                           
Genre(s): R&B/soul/disco                                                           
Years active 1960 - 1997                                                           
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American singing group, one of the most     
popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included     
soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the       
early 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on       
Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976, although   
they performed and recorded until Melvin's death in 1997. Despite group founder   
and original lead singer Harold Melvin's top billing, the Blue Notes' most         
famous member was Teddy Pendergrass, their lead singer during the success years   
at Philadelphia International.