Thom Bell

Yesterday on NPR there was a great interview with Thom Bell, songwriter for the Spinners, Chubby Checker, Delphonics, O Jays, and more. He helped pioneer the philly soul sound in the '70s. Anyway, according to my calculations the man is 65 years old, but on the radio he sounded as jubilant as a 30 year old. It was really cool hearing him talk about his life and what inspired him to write music. Seemed like a friendly and passionate guy. Check out his bio and give a nod his way next time you listen to some philly soul...