At the age of 77, William Hart, the lead singer of the Delfonics, died.
TMZ has confirmed the death of The Delfonics’ Grammy-winning lead singer William “Poogie” Hart.
Hadi, his son, tells that he… Due to his persistent respiratory issues, doctors recently admitted William to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he passed unexpectedly on Thursday as a result of surgical complications.
They formed the Philly-based band in the late ’60s along with Randy Cain, Ritchie Daniels, and Thom Bell with the help of William and Wilbert. T.S.O.P. would go on to have a significant influence on the evolution of the Philadelphia sound.
William and Thom created all of the songs, including blockbusters like “La-La (Means I Love You),” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Break Your Promise,” “I’m Sorry,” and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love).”
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” by The Delfonics won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group, Vocal or Instrumental in 1971, the Delfonics’ first Grammy Award.
Quentin Tarantino’s film “Jackie Brown” includes the songs “Didn’t I” and “La-La.” The music from “Crooklyn” by Spike Lee and “The Family Man” starring Nicolas Cage were also big hits.
They were featured in The Lowdown 91.1, a fictitious radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, playing their songs “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” and “Funny Feeling”.
At that time, the original band had achieved twelve Billboard R&B and Soul Single Chart Top 20 songs. Former members formed branch groups that performed throughout the 1990s and 2000s as a result of the split.
His age was 77.
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