R.I.P. – Bobby Charles & Teddy Pendergrass
The music world has lost two giants this week – singer/songwriter Bobby Charles, and R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass. Charles, writer of “Walkin’ To New Orleans” and “See You Later Alligator,” also cut a highly regarded solo album in 1972 with members of the Band. His songs have been recorded by the Band, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles and Kris Kristofferson.
Teddy Pendergrass also passed this week, at age 59. He spent his last 28 years in a wheelchair after being injured in a car crash. He was lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and after leaving that group in 1975 he became a million-selling solo hitmaker.
YouTube: “When Somebody Loves You Back” by Teddy Pendergrass