Museum Monday: PHL celebrates The Sound of Philadelphia

PHL showcase honors Philadelphia International Records (PIR)

An show off celebrating and highlighting the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records (PIR), a report label dubbed “The Sound of Philadelphia,” is now on view at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), near Terminal A-East.

The label created with the aid of songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, along with collaborator Thom Bell, launched hits by way of artists including Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls, The O’Jays, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

Chuck Gamble, the nephew of PIR co-founder Kenny Gamble (first photograph), turned into reachable for the ribbon-slicing, as changed into co-founder Leon Huff (underneath, in the checked blouse).

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