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us: Pendergrass, Teddy



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    • us: Pendergrass, Theodore DeReese
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    • found: Teddy Pendergrass, c1980: t.p. (Teddy Pendergrass) p. 23 (b. sometime after 1950)
    • found: Truly blessed, 1998: CIP galley (autobiog.: b. Philadelphia, Mar. 26, 1950)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 14, 2010 (Teddy Pendergrass; Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass, Sr. (March 26, 1950-January 13, 2010); American R&B/soul singer and songwriter)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 6, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pendergrass, Teddy; Theodore DeReese Pendergrass; percussionist, composer / arranger, rhythm and blues, musician / singer; born 26 March 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; drummer, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; officially started his solo career in early 1977, celebrated and critically acclaimed R&B singer with five solo albums (1970s-1980s); on 18 March 1982, a near-fatal car accident in Philadelphia left Pendergrass a quadriplegic with only limited use of his arms; in 1984 restarted his career from a wheelchair, released his gold album Love Language, in 1985 returned to the concert stage; his album Joy (1988) was nominated for a Grammy Award; by the late 2000s, much of his energy was devoted to serving as an advocate for spinal cord injury research and to administering the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance; died 23 January 2010 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States)
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