Kool and the Gang

When I was young, much younger actually, Mega-Hits like Cherish or Fresh were those songs one could not get out of his head after listening to on the radio. Yesterday night, Kool and the Gang were giving a concert at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

What can I say ? It was COOL !

Since 1964 the American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group around the brothers Robert Bell (known as “Kool”) on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. The other members in the original instrumentation were James “J.T.” Taylor as the lead singer, George Brown on drums, Robert Mickens on trumpet, Dennis Thomas on alto-saxophone, Claydes Charles Smith on guitar, and Rick Westfield on keyboards.

Today, the group members are Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan), George Brown, Robert Mickens, Dennis Thomas, Clifford Adams, Sonnie “Skip” Martin, Shawn McQuiller, Rodney Ellis, Jirmad Gordon and Curtis “Fitz” Williams.

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