Gamble and Huff: Music Producers who Created the Sound of Philadelphia

April 20, 2015 5:36 PM

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During the 1960s, two American cities were bursting with new sounds from black artists. Detroit had Motown, started in 1959 by Berry Gordy (1929- ), and Philadelphia had Leon Huff (1942- ) and Kenneth Gamble (1943- ), two young men who met in 1962 and began what is now a 53-year partnership of writing and producing music together.

Their musical output has been staggering. They have over 3000 shared song credits, earning them 15 gold singles, 22 gold albums and a very long list of other accolades.

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