Musician Gordy Harmon Dies: Gordy Harmon, a jazz and soul musician who helped start the R&B group The Whispers, died Thursday night at his home in Los Angeles, his family told Eyewitness News. His age was 79.
The Whispers started in the Los Angeles area in the early 1960s, but their biggest hits, “And the Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady,” both went to No. 1 on the R&B charts, made them famous in the 1980s.
In 1973, Harmon left the group because he hurt his larynx, band members told the Los Angeles Sentinel in an interview about how the band got started. Several of the group’s founding members lived in the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts, where they met.
The band consisted of the twins Wallace and Walter Scott, Harmon, Marcus Hutson, and Nicholas Caldwell. The owner of a small record label in Hollywood came up with The Whispers because of how softly they sang.
Several of the group’s albums, like “The Whispers’ Love Story” and “Life and Breath,” made it to the R&B charts while Harmon was in it. 1969’s “The Time Will Come” and 1970’s “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong” were two of their first singles.
Even though he had no serious illnesses, Harmon’s family thinks he died of natural causes. If you believe this is interesting, please discuss it with the other people you know. Visit the website Lighthousejournal.org for the most recent news and updates regarding famous people.
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