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Kool And the Gang’s Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas Passes Away at 70: A Life In Music


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Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a co-founder of the legendary funk band Kool and the Gang whose hits included “Celebration,” died Saturday, August 7, at age 70 in his sleep at his house in Montclair, New Jersey.

In a assertion his surviving bandmates put out on the group’s Facebook web page, he was described as “the quintessential cool cat in the group, cherished for his hip garments and hats, and his laid-back demeanor.” He made his ultimate look with the group on July 4 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

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We’re Going To Have A Good Time: A Life In Music

Born February 9, 1951, in Orlando, Florida, Thomas and his buddies, brothers Robert and Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, and Ricky Westfield based the group below the identify the Jazziacs in 1964 in New Jersey.

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Dennis Dee Tee Thomas at left with Kool and the Gang at the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles - DW Photo

The group went on to hit it large below the identify they adopted in 1969, Kool and the Gang, with such hits as “Get down on it,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies’ Night.” Their music has featured in main movement image soundtracks together with “Rocky,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.”

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The band’s songs have been closely sampled, particularly in the rap world, by artists together with A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Nas, NWA, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, and The Wu-Tang Clan.

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The band earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. In 2014, Kool and the Gang was honored with a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. The group stays a DJ favorite for all method of events.

One of the group’s different co-founders, Ronald Bell, died final 12 months at his house in the US Virgin Islands.

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Thomas is survived by his spouse, Phynjuar Saunders Thomas, daughter Tuesday Rankin and sons David Thomas and Devin Thomas.

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Text and Photo: DW News / Reuters.



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