Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder and singer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.
Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960’s to become one of the major groups of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop. After a brief downturn, the group enjoyed a return to stardom in the ’80’s. Read more in The New York Post.