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Celebrated Producer And Songwriter Thom Bell Dies At 79

Celebrated and respected producer and songwriter Thom Bell has passed away at the age of 79. The prolific artist–who also served as an accomplished arranger–was one of the original pioneers of the influential Philly Soul subgenre.

Thomas worked with countless legends and acclaimed artists, including The Delfonics, The Spinners, and The O’Jays. He wrote and arranged all-time favorite singles like “I’ll Be Around” and “Betcha By Golly Wow” by The Stylistics, “Backstabber” by the O’Jays, and produced “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” by Elton John.

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