Billboard Magazine credits Kool and the Gang with 50 years of funk, which is their combination of jazz, soul, rock and pop music. Robert and Ronald Bell of Jersey City felt they played everything from jazz to Motown, but they weren't noticed until Ronald "Khalis" Bell wrote "Celebration" and "Cherish." Kool and the Gang released nine platinum and gold albums that won them two Grammy Awards. "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging" were the band's first two Top 10 Singles. They performed worldwide with Van Halen in 2012 and in 2014 for their 50th Anniversary Tour.
2018 - Kool and the Gang - Songwriters Hall of Fame
Robert and Ronald Bell and their gang, Brown and Taylor, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during 2018. The Recording Industry Association of America reports Kool and the Gang sold 7.5 million copies of their albums and 4.5 million of their singles in the United States. Kool and The Gang won a Black Entertainment Television Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. They won a BRIT Award Best International Group in 1986 and Juno Awards for Bestselling Single in 1986 and 1982.
Where can I buy Kool and the Gang tickets?
Purchase tickets online at StubHub from the convenience of your own home for immediate reservations and your choice of seats. You can also pay online for a parking space at the California concerts.
Can you name some popular Kool and the Gang songs?
Ronald "Khalis" Bell who wrote all the groups' songs and produced most of their albums also plays the saxophone, piano, bass, drums and guitar. Twelve of his songs were Top 10 Pop Singles: "Jungle Boogie," "Hollywood Swinging," "Ladies' Night," "Too Hot," "Fresh," "Misled," "Victory" and "Stone Love." The recorded the following Top 40 singles: "Funky Stuff," "Higher Plane," "Spirit Of The Boogie," "Jones Vs. Jones," "Take My Heart," "Big Fun," "Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La)," "Tonight" and "Emergency." Their five gold albums are Wild and Peaceful, Light of Worlds, As One and In the Heart and Forever.
What's on Kool and the Gang 's 2019 - 2020 concert agenda?
Kool and the Gang played hard rock in Atlantic City, classy instrumental music in Portugal, and their classic hits, "Cherish," Celebration," "Get Down On It," "Too Hot," "Hollywood Swinging," "Fresh" and "Joanna" in most places. They love to entertain, and they hold 200 concerts every year.
What awards did Kool and the Gang win?
Soul Train awarded Kool and the Gang a music award for Best R&B and Soul album for a Group, Band or Duo in 1987. In addition to their Grammy Awards, they received numerous achievement awards. At the 20th annual Marian Anderson Awards Gala and Concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Kool and the Gang won an award for positive social change on their 50th anniversary. Kool and the Gang are an inspiration to so many artists, including Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Madonna and the Beastie Boys. Kool and the Gang expressed gratitude for the city of Philadelphia where they recorded several of their albums. Nile Rodgers of Chic, who was inducted into the Rack and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, performed at the benefit concert.