Philadelphia International Records

Museum Monday: PHL celebrates The Sound of Philadelphia

PHL showcase honors Philadelphia International Records (PIR)

An showcase celebrating and highlighting the fiftieth 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 by means of songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, along side collaborator Thom Bell, launched hits by using artists consisting of 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 picture), become on hand for the ribbon-reducing, as changed into co-founder Leon Huff (under, in the checked blouse).