Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Delfonics Make Peace For R&B Hall Of Fame Honor

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, The Delfonics pioneered orchestrated soul with hits like “La La Means I Love You” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”

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 someone’s recognized us.' Everyone around us was getting awards so I was wondering when they’d get around to us.”

Hart and the other Delfonics have had some bad blood in recent years but he promises “we’re going to do our best to honor the award.”

It’s 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, we’re getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”

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