Kool & the Gang

'Kool' was Robert Bell, but the front man of the group was saxophonist Dennis 'DT' Thomas – who died ("in his sleep") in 2021, aged 70.

Kool & the Gang had seven Top Ten hits in the UK between 1978 and 1985 (and an eighth in 2003). Their biggest hit was Celebration (1980), which reached No. 1 in the American pop charts (Billboard Hot 100).

© Haydn Thompson 2022