Bernard Wilson of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: 1946-2010

A bad year for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Philadelphia. January saw Teddy Pendergrass’ passing. And now native North Philadelphian and original Blue Notes member Bernard Wilson has passed.

The Philadelphia Sound was forever changed by The Blue Notes. The Inquirer reports that Wilson was the “fancy one” who “wore the best clothes, mink coats, diamonds – and Cadillacs.” Which makes the tale of riches and loss of “Where Are all My Friends” from 1975’s To Be True, all the more fitting.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “Where Are All My Friends” [Buy]

See you all in the Big One One.

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