View Full Version : RIP (Teddy Pendergrass)
01-14-2010, 01:46 AM
Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass, Sr. (March 26, 1950 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass#cite_note-ALLMUSIC-0) – January 13, 2010) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass#cite_note-ABCNEWS-1) was an American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) R&B (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_and_blues)/soul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_music) singer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer) and songwriter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songwriter). Also known by the nicknames Teddy P, TP, or Teddy Bear, Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Melvin_%26_the_Blue_Notes) in the 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
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01-14-2010, 03:35 AM
rest in peace *sad face*
Ghost In The 'Lac
01-14-2010, 07:09 AM
rip to a legend
01-14-2010, 08:43 AM
Damn, this is really upsetting. R.I.P. to the legend.
01-14-2010, 10:43 AM
Aww wow. Sorry to hear that. R&B music has lost a very good singer and a good guy. I read a book about his life a few months ago and i felt bad for him that he ended up in a wheelchair. He said he had thought about suicide when he first became paralyzed because he said he didn't want somebody to take care of him the rest of his life. My parents are fans of his. I'm gonna tell them today about this. Rappers The B.U.M.S. and Big Daddy Kane sampled his Close The Door song, rapper Ahmad sampled his Love TKO song on Back In The Day remix, Ghostface Killah sampled his Can't We Try song on Camay song. Ghostface also sampled a song he did with Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes called Hope That We Can Be Together Soon on Bulletproof Wallets album.
01-14-2010, 12:03 PM
people don't sing like this no mo
King Tron 1
01-14-2010, 06:20 PM
When I First Heard About His Death, I Didn't Believe It, But Sadly It Is True.
Rest In Peace, Teddy, Rest In Peace...
One Of My Favorites: Love T.K.O.
01-15-2010, 11:58 AM
I read a book about his life a few months ago and it's pretty good but i didn't finish the book. I read most of it. He said that when he was with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes that Harold treated him and the other singers bad. He said when they would go on the road to do shows, Harold would stay in the nice hotels and the other guys and Teddy had to stay in cheap motels in a bad neighborhood. Teddy also said that Harold didn't pay him and the guys fairly. The other guys in the group would ask Teddy to talk to Harold about their money and Teddy went to talk to him at his hotel room. When Teddy got there, he said Harold was having a party and the people there including Harold were doing drugs. He said Harold brought him in his bedroom alone so he could talk to him and Teddy told him about the guys and him wanted their money. Teddy said that Harold pulled up his bed mattress and showed him that there was a bunch of money. Harold gave him some money for him and the other guys.
Teddy said there was another time when him and Harold had a argument at a party and Harold put his hands on Teddy like he was gonna fight him. Teddy told him don't you ever put your hands on me again because i'll kill you. Teddy said he got fed up about how Harold was treating him and the other guys and he decided to quit the group one day when they were about to have a show. Harold tried to talk him out of quitting but Teddy said no because he had enough. Harold Melvin is dead by the way. He died in the early 90's i think. Teddy also dropped outta high school in the 11th grade i believe because he got tired of school and he said he felt like he wasn't learning anything. He got a few jobs after he quit school such as a truck delivery driver and a cook at a restaurant. He grew up without a father.
I got a couple of cd's by him such as his self titled album that came out in 1977 which was his first solo album and it has the hits The Whole Town's Laughing At Me, You Can't Hide From Yourself, I Don't Love You Anymore, The More I Get The More I Want, i got Joy album and i got his greatest hits double cd that BET network released in 1994 i believe. He has a unreleased song on there i like called Now Is The Time To Do It.
09-20-2010, 11:35 AM
I saw a documentary about Teddy on TV One's Unsung last night. It came on very late at 11pm. He was a good singer and i'm gonna miss him. So sad he got in a car accident and became paralyzed. Can somebody post the link to his Now Is The Time To Do It song? I love that song and it's very hard to find.
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