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James “J.T.” Taylor

The lead singer for Kool & the Gang from 1979 to 1988, James “J.T.” Taylor presided on the group’s industrial — otherwise artistic — top of the first to middle-’80s, later shifting to a single career. Delivered August 16, 1953, Taylor became a member of Kool & the Gang at …

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Kool & the Gang

Formed like a jazz ensemble in the mid-’60s, Kool & the Gang became probably one of the most influenced and influential funk units through the ’70s, and probably one of the most well-known R&B sets of the ’80s following their breakout strike “Special event” in 1979. Just like funky as …

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