Bernie Wilson Of The Blue Notes Passes
December 27, 2010 at 12:22 PM (PT)
BERNIE WILSON, baritone vocalist for HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES, died early yesterday from undisclosed medical complications at KRESSON VIEW CENTER in VOORHEES, NJ, The passing of WILSON leaves LLOYD PARKS as the sole surviving member of the classic lineup of THE BLUE NOTES.
WILSON joined MELVIN, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, LAWRENCE BROWN and LLOYD PARKS in the lineup that was signed to PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS in 1972. They became one of the most popular groups in R&B during that era, with hits such as "“If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost" and "Wake Up Everybody."
Funeral arrangements are pending.