Delfonics Singer Major Harris Dead at 65

Helped make the ‘Philadelphia sound’

By: Miriam Coleman

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Major Harris, an R&B singer who helped develop the silky, funk-inflected “Philadelphia sound” as a member of the Delfonics and in his solo career, died on Friday at the age of 65, the Associated Press reports. According to his sister, Catherine Thomas, Harris died of congestive heart and lung failure in Richmond, Virginia

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