Now the band is getting honored as R&B pioneers by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation which is holding its annual awards banquet this Thursday (June 29) in Philadelphia.
Lead singer and songwriter William Poogie Hart says the honor is a long time coming. As he puts it, When I found out, I thought, Wow! At last someones recognized us.' Everyone around us was getting awards so I was wondering when theyd get around to us.
Hart and the other Delfonics have had some bad blood in recent years but he promises were going to do our best to honor the award.
Its a lifetime achievement award, but Hart feels the Delfonics still have another lifetime of music ahead of them.
In his words, With some more mileage, were getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
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