songwriter and producer who helped to create "The Sound of
Philadelphia" in the 1970's and worked with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
in developing a genre that blended soul, funk, and big band styles with
lush horn ensembles and smooth vocals, who was known for such hits as Let the Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good) whose career spanned decades and saw collaborations with acts as varied as Patti LaBelle and Jay-Z.
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Born: March 27, 1941
Died: October 6, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania