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Break Up Everybody: The Blue Notes Split

Tom Vickers, Rolling Stone, 25 March 1976

PHILADELPHIA — Two blocks from Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International offices, Theodore Pendergrass sat and talked about how the Blue Notes had changed from waking up everybody to breaking up with each other. Dapperly dressed in a light three-piece suit, Pendergrass, "featured singer" with the original group, explained that his differences with singer/leader Harold Melvin were professional rather than personal. "It got to the point where we couldn't work on the same stage together. I'm trying to think 1976-77-78 and he's still thinking 1950. I guess it's a difference of generations. He's almost 37. I'm 26."

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