Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 14, 2010

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Teddy Pendergrass in 1970 was known for his distinctive voice and soulful love songs.

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Teddy Pendergrass, who was stylish and a sex sympbol, performing in September 1979.

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Pendergrass singing on his classic love songs in September 1979.

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Pendergrass was part of the soulful musical movement that came out of Philadelphia that told the Black stories of love and life through rhythm and blues.

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The soul singer photographed in 1970.

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Teddy Pendergrass performing live at The Victoria Apollo in London in 1981.

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Teddy Pendergrass performing at the Victoria Apollo in London in 1981.

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Teddy Pendergrass performs in Chicago. His love songs are a part of the African American experience.

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Teddy Pendergrass performing at New York City’s Lincoln Center at Avery Fisher Hall in September 1978.

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Teddy Pendergrass, Meat Loaf and Deborah Harry of Blondie in 1970.

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Pendergrass worked with McFadden & Whitehead when he was a singer with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.

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Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass; performing together in 1970.

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In 1982 Pendergrass was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he kept making beautiful music.

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Teddy Pendergrass performs at the “Love Train: The Sound Of Philadelphia” concert on June 7, 2008 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

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Teddy Pendergrass with Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford backstage after performing at the Live Aid benefit.

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Teddy Pendergrass in 2002 at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

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“Teddy 25: A Celebration of Life, Hope & Possibilities” poses with Patti LaBelle and Mo’Nique on June 10, 2007.

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Teddy Pendergrass at R&B Foundation Press Conference to announce 2008 Pioneer Award nominees April 30, 2008 at the Lowe’s Hotel in Philadelphia.

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Teddy Pendergrass Reception
Caption: Teddy Pendergrass With Comedian Billy Connolly At A Reception, London 09/02/1982 (Sony Music Archive/Getty Images/Terry Lott)
Date created: 09 Feb 1982

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Teddy Pendergrass hits include: “Close the Door,” “Joy,” and “I Don’t Love You Anymore.”

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