Kool & the Gang Honored At Kimmel Center For 2019 Marian Anderson Award
By: Double XXposure Media Relations
Kool & the Gang joins an impressive class of those who were honored before, which includes Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Norman Lear, Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, Mia Farrow and Dionne Warwick, among others.
Formed in Jersey City, NJ, with brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Khalis Bayyan (formerly Ronald Bell) at the helm, Kool & the Gang released their first single, the self –titled "Kool & the Gang" with "Raw Hamburger" as the flip-side, in 1969. Since then, the band earned several Top 10 hits, including "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swinging", "Funky Stuff', "Summer Madness", "Ladies Night", "Too Hot", "Joanna", "Get Down On It" and the number one pop/R&B smash, "Celebration"
Created in 1998, The Marian Anderson Award is named after the legendary classical music icon who was a Philadelphia native. This achievement honors critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way, either through their work or their support for an important cause.
Robert "Kool" Bell is available for interviews. For inquiries, contact Angelo Ellerbee at Double XXPosure Media Relations – firstname.lastname@example.org