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TEDDY PENDERGRASS was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 26 March, 1950. TEDDY PENDERGRASS is a member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. TEDDY PENDERGRASS released Sixteen albums from 1977 till 2015. The first album TEDDY PENDERGRASS released in the seventies is 'Teddy Pendergrass' on PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL Records. Other albums that TEDDY PENDERGRASS recorded are 'Joy', 'Love Language', 'Workin' It Back', 'Truly Blessed'. Thirteen albums of TEDDY PENDERGRASS reached the billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING' from 1978. This album debuted 24 June 1978 on the Top R&B Albums chart and reached number 1 and lasts 38 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Teddy' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `A LITTLE MORE MAGIC' #13 (Top R&B Albums) and `Joy' #2 (Top R&B Albums) and `YOU & I' #24 (Top R&B Albums) and `TP' #3 (Top R&B Albums) and `Love Language' #4 (Top R&B Albums) and `Truly Blessed' #4 (Top R&B Albums) and `Teddy Pendergrass' #5 (Top R&B Albums) and `IT'S TIME FOR LOVE' #6 (Top R&B Albums) and `THIS ONE'S FOR YOU' #6 (Top R&B Albums) and `Workin' It Back' #6 (Top R&B Albums) and `HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS' #9 (Top R&B Albums) From 0000 till 1997 TEDDY PENDERGRASS released also fifty nine singles. The first single TEDDY PENDERGRASS released in the is 'I Don't Love You Anymore' on EPIC Records. Other released tracks are 'Joy (1988 / ELEKTRA)', 'Only You (1978 / PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL)', 'Take Me In Your Arms Tonight (1980 / PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL)', 'This Gift Of Life (1980 / PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL)'.

Theodore DeReese (Teddy) Pendergrass, Sr. (born March 26, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American soul singer. He was born to Ida Geraldine Epps and the late Jesse Pendergrass. Teddy has gotten his start singing gospel in the church, where he was ordained a minister at the age of 10, and doo wop tunes on the street corners in North Philadelphia where he grew up.

Pendergrass' career began when he was a drummer for The Cadillacs, which soon merged with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. Melvin invited Pendergrass to become the lead singer after jumping from the rear of a stage and started singing his heart out. Months later the group signed with Gamble & Huff on the then CBS subsidiary Philadelphia International Records in 1972. The Blue Notes had hits such as "I Miss You", "Bad Luck", "Wake Up Everybody", and many more. Followed by personality conflicts between Melvin and Pendergrass and a brief stint with Teddy leading a group of Blue Notes, Pendergrass launched a solo career and released hit singles like "The More I Get the More I Want", "Close The Door", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "Turn Out The Lights", and more. Pendergrass was the first African-American singer to sell five platinum albums in a row. He also began his practice of ladies-only concerts, for which he remains well-known for. On March 18th 1982, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pendergrass was involved in an auto-accident which paralyzed him from the waist down. After physical therapy, he continued recording throughout the 1980s and 90s. Pendergrass has published a biography entitled 'Truly Blessed' with Patricia Romanowski. Theodore, which means gift from God, is indeed truly blessed to share his god-given voice and talent and his huge audience was as well. Add/Complete Bio

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