Co-Founder Of Iconic Funk Band Dies At 68

Song – “Cherish” – By Kool & The Gang

Ferrelux Latin Phrase: Requiesce In Pace Ut Vos 🎷May You Rest In Peace

Saxophonist Ronald “Khalis” Bell, one of the Founders of Kool & The Gang died September 9th 2020 at age 68. His band Co-Founder brother is Robert “Kool” Bell. From what has not been made known to the public. Well what can I say about this band? They had a lot of popular party jams I liked listening to. I played their music regularly back in the day. It’s nostalgic when I listen to them now. They were one of my favorite bands. They had nine members who played together through the many years as it dwindled down to about 7 or 6 remaining guys on the cover of their albums. Their music endured from them forming and playing in clubs in the mid 1960s, to the 1970s, throughout the 1980s, the 1990s and into the Millennia. They played Funk, Jazz, R&B Soul, Pop, and yes there even some Rock in there. Very talented group! Aside from the dance music, their ballads were exceptional as well. Timeless love songs still being played on the radio. Though we still have the surviving members, Kool has moved on into Heaven to play in the band of Angels.

 

SOME LINKS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Bell_(musician) Ronald Bell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_%22Kool%22_Bell Robert Bell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_%22J.T.%22_Taylor James “JT” Taylor

https://news.amomama.com/103560-remember-dennis-kool-the-gang-his-daught.html
Dennis “DT” Thomas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool_%26_the_Gang

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool_%26_the_Gang_discography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVtaE5Mi6M Performing Live, Their Best Hits

 

Michael Jackson And Kool & The Gang

More Info On Ronald Bell’s Death

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2 thoughts on “Co-Founder Of Iconic Funk Band Dies At 68

  1. After they formed the Jazziacs in high school with friends Spike Mickens, Dennis Thomas, Ricky Westfield, George Brown and Charles Smith, and undergoing a series of name changes, Kool the Gang was born. Kool The Gang released their self-titled debut album in 1970, which set the tone for their iconic fusion of jazz and funk music.

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