Kool & the Gang is one of the most celebrated R&B groups of the 20th century. Formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert and Ronald Bell, the group has sold over 7.5 million albums and almost 5 million RIAA-certified singles in the U.S. Over 70 million albums worldwide. The band has won 2 Grammy Awards and 7 American Music Awards.

The death of co-founder Ronald Bell Wednesday morning has prompted 99.9 KTDY to spotlight Kool & the Gang on the station's Friday morning retro show called Polyester Power Hour. The show can also be heard on the station's mobile app available in Google Play or the App Store.

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Here are the Kool & the Gang songs that hit number one on the Billboard Pop and/or R&B music charts.

Hollywood Swinging 1974

Higher Plane 1974

Spirit of the Boogie 1975

Ladies Night 1979

Celebration 1980

Take My Heart 1981

Joanna 1983

Fresh 1984

Cherish 1985


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