The Philadelphia style of soul music was developed in the 1970s by Thomas Randolph “Thom” Bell, an American songwriter, arranger, and producer (born January 26, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica). As a child, he relocated to Philadelphia.
|Full Name||Thomas Randolph Bell|
|Date Of Birth||January 27, 1943|
|Place Of Birth||Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies [now Jamaica]|
|Profession||Soundtrack, Music Department, Composer|
|Nicknames||Thom Bell, Bell, Thom|
Thom Bell’s Birthday, Age
He was 79 years old when he passed away. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1943.
Death of Thom Bell
One user said “Beloved songwriter arranger, producer Thomas aka Randolph Bell aka Thom Bell, co-architect of The Sound of Philadelphia with Gamble & Huff. Soundtrack to our lives music The Delfonics The Stylistics The Spinners Deniece Williams Dionne Warwick Johnny Mathis has transitioned.” Another said “RIP Thom Bell, one of the masterminds of The Sound of Philadelphia. We spoke with Bell in 2021 as part of our oral history on the musical movement and empire that went on to inspire so many.”
A user commented, “The Sound of Philadelphia was co-created by Gamble & Huff and Thomas alias Randolph Bell or Thom Bell, a beloved songwriter, arranger, and producer. Our lives’ soundtrack: The Delfonics The Styles A spinners Dionne Warwick Deniece Williams Johnny Mathis underwent a shift. Another person wrote, “RIP Thom Bell, one of The Sound of Philadelphia’s creators. As part of our oral history project on the musical movement and empire that later inspired so many, we spoke with Bell in 2021.
Physical Attributes (Height & Weight)
Thom Bell is a great personality. We are not sure about the height, weight, and physical attributes of Thom Bell as of now. His height is unknown, and also his weight is also unknown.
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Education, Early Life & Nationality of Thom Bell
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Net Worth & Earnings of Thom Bell
Thom Bell has an estimated net worth of $2 Million to 4 Million.
Family of Thom Bell
As of now, we have very limited information about the family of Thom Bell. The name of Thom Bell’s father is unknown and so is the name of his mother unknown.
We also don’t have adequate information about the siblings of Thom Bell.
Relationship & Girlfriend of Thom Bell
Cohutta Grindstaff and Katelyn Corley are currently engaged in a committed relationship.
Bell worked for Chubby Checker as a staff writer and tour manager. He contributed to the creation of their successes “La La Means I Love You” and “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind.” Later, he worked with Johnny Mathis, Teddy Pendergrass, Deniece Williams, and Elton John. Bell received his first Grammy in the “Best Producer of the Year” category in 1975. His other compositions include the Orlons’ “I Can’t Take It” and Linda Creed’s “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” He also orchestrated the strings for the O’Jays’ smash song “Back Stabbers” from 1972.