Monday, May 27, 2024

RIP William Hart, 77, of the Delfonics, Sang and Wrote Soul Classics for the Ages


I’m a little late for this because I was traveling over the weekend.

William Hart of the Delfonics died on Friday in Philadelphia. He was the lead singer and writer for the group. His songs are classics played on every oldies station now and forever. Hart was 77 years old.

Hart’s biggest hits were “La La Means I Love You,” “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time,” and “Ready or Not Here I Come,” among others. His falsetto soars through all of those hits, co-written with Philly legend Thom Bell. They are magnificent records.

These songs are sampled constantly by everyone in music today.  Hart had a lasting impact on the soundtrack of our lives. Celebrate his.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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