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Teddy Pendergrass
Washington, D.C. October 3, 2000
Background information
Birth name Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Born (1950-03-26)March 26, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died January 13, 2010(2010-01-13) (aged 59)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres R&B, soul, gospel, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active 19702006
Labels Philadelphia International
Surefire/Wind Up
Associated acts Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Teddy Pendergrass (real name: Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass) (born March 26, 1950 – died January 13, 2010) was an American R&B and soul singer/songwriter. Pendergrass was paralyzed from the waist down when he was severely injured in an car accident in Philadelphia in 1982.

He died on January 13, 2010 of respiratory failure and is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.


Teddy Pendergrass released 13 studio albums during his career:

Year Album
1977 Teddy Pendergrass
1978 Life Is a Song Worth Singing
1979 Teddy
1980 TP
1981 It's Time for Love
1982 This One's for You
1983 Heaven Only Knows
1984 Love Language
1985 Workin' It Back
1988 Joy
1991 Truly Blessed
1993 A Little More Magic
1997 You and I


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