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Kool & The Gang “Celebration”

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KOOL & THE GANG is an American band formed in Jersey City (NJ) in 1964, by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Robert “Spike” Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West.

The band reached a commercial peak between 1979 and 1986, following their partnership with Brazilian musician/producer Eumir Deodato and the addition of singer James “J.T.” Taylor. Their most successful albums of this period include “Ladies’ Night” (1979), “Celebrate!” (1980), “Emergency” (1984) and the hit singles “Ladies’ Night”, “Get Down on It”, “Joanna”, “Cherish” and the US number one “CELEBRATION“.

The idea of “CELEBRATION” came from the American Music Awards, when Kool & The Gang won a couple of Awards and developed the song while coming home on a tour bus, after attending that great ceremony.

In February 1981, “Celebration” reached Number 1 on the USA Hot 100 chart and then peaked all Around the world: It is still heard today at weddings, parties and sporting events.

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