The Three Degrees

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Protégées of producer/songwriter Richard Barrett, Fayette Pickney, Linda Turner and Shirley Porter scored a US hit with their first single, ‘Gee Baby (I’m Sorry)’, in 1965. This Philadelphia-based trio, sponsored by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, secured further pop success the next year with ‘Look In My Eyes’, but struggled to sustain this momentum until 1970, when their emphatic reworking of the Chantels’ standard, ‘Maybe’, returned them to the chart. By this point Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday had joined the line-up in place of Turner and Porter. The Three Degrees’ golden period came on signing with Philadelphia International Records. They shared vocals with MFSB on ‘TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)’, the theme song to television’s successful Soul Train show. This US pop and R&B number 1 preceded the trio’s international hits, ‘Year Of Decision’ and ‘When Will I...

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