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Mourning for Kool - & - co-founder of the Dennis Thomas gang «

Mourning for Kool – & – co-founder of the Dennis Thomas gang «

After a break of ten years, the band’s new album will be released in a few days. Dennis Thomas no longer experiences that. And Saturday, the 70-year-old passed away “peacefully in his sleep,” the band announced.

8:29 PM, August 8, 2021


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Kool & the Gang: Dennis Thomas (far right) performing with bandmates Robert ‘Kool’ Bell, James ‘JT’ Taylor and Ronald Bell in 2014 © AFP

Co-founder of the American spirit and funk band Kool & The Gang, Dennis Thomas, The musician known as “DT” died Saturday at the age of 70 in New Jersey “peacefully in his sleep,” the band announced. “He was an alto saxophone, oboe, percussionist and concert teacher in the band’s performances,” a statement posted on the group’s Facebook page read. He is loved for his hip clothes, hats, and relaxed demeanor “cool Cat” It was a band, so there is such a thing as a wonderful dog.

with hits like “Ladies’ Night”, “Celebration” or “get down on it” Kool & The Gang broke into the charts in the 1970s and got people from all over the world dancing with the catchy disco spirit. Their music also made its way to Hollywood through the soundtracks of films like “Rocky” and “Saturday Night Fever”. exit Quentin Tarantino He used the hit gig “Jungle Boogie” for his movie “Pulp Fiction”.

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The band has released more than 20 studio albums. According to their standard company V2 / Omnivore, Kool & The Gang has had a career spanning more than 50 years. Two Grammys, seven American Music Awards, and 25 Top Ten songs in the R&B sector as well as 31 gold and platinum albums.

After a ten-year hiatus, Kool & the Gang’s new album “Perfect Union” will be released on August 20. She has saxophonist Thomas by her side Ronald Bell, George Brown And Robert “Cole” Bell Listen. The comeback record contains ten tracks, including the lead single “Sexy (Where You Got Your Taste From)” and the hopeful soul song “The Pursuit of Happiness”.