Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Damaged gold records are displayed during a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff (R) and Kenny Gamble (L) attend a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff (R) and Kenny Gamble (L) attend a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23:  Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff (R) and Kenny Gamble (L) attend a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff (R) and Kenny Gamble (L) speak at a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Kenny Gamble speaks during a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Damaged gold records are displayed during a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff (R) and Kenny Gamble (L) attend a press conference detailing the fire that heavily damaged the Philadelphia International Records headquarters on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Huff tours the Philadelphia International Records recording studio for the first time since a fire heavily damaged the studio on February 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the OoJays, Lou Rawls and Chubby Checker all have recorded at the studio.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 24:  Fans of  Teddy Pendergrass line up to attend the Teddy Pendergrass memorial service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on January 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 24: Guests attend the Teddy Pendergrass memorial service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on January 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 24:  A partial view of the Teddy Pendergrass coffin inside hearse at the Teddy Pendergrass memorial service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on January 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Teddy Pendergrass - PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 24:  A general view of the Teddy Pendergrass memorial service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on January 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Teddy Pendergrass started singing gospel music in Philadelphia churches, becoming an ordained minister at ten years old. While attending public school, he sang in the citywide McIntyre Elementary School Choir and in the All-City Stetson Junior High School Choir. A self-taught drummer, Pendergrass had a teen pop vocal group when he was 15. By his late teens, Pendergrass was a drummer for local ...more


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