The Intruders

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Tags: soul philly soul philadelphia 70s oldies rnb the intruders Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Philadelphia, USA, in 1960, Eugene ‘Bird’ Daughtry (29 October 1939, Kinston, North Carolina, USA, d. 25 December 1994), Phil Terry (b. 1 November 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Robert ‘Big Sonny’ Edwards (b. 22 February 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Sam ‘Little Sonny’ Brown (b. Samuel Brown, d. April 1995) enjoyed the benefit of a long-standing relationship with producers Gamble And Huff. Signed to the duo’s Excel/Gamble outlet, the band achieved several minor hits, notably ‘(We’ll Be) United’ (1966) and ‘Together’ (1967). In 1968, ‘Cowboys To Girls’, a prototype for the emergent Philly-soul sound, became their first million-seller, topping the R&B charts peaking at number 6 in the national US pop chart. The follow-up, ‘(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game’, was another huge R&B smash, as well as one of soul’s best sporting metaphors, Mel And...

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