Harold Melvin

Born: 6/25/1939
Birthplace: Philadelphia

A major figure in the development of soul music, Melvin founded the Blue Notes in the 1950s. He led this R&B group to fame in the 1970s with hits such as“ If You Don't Know Me by Now” and “Wake Up Everybody”, featuring vocalist Teddy Pendergrass. Melvin was both a singer and choreographer for the group.

Died: 3/24/1997
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