The recording, however, was not a commercial success. Pendergrass played drums for several local Philadelphia bands, eventually becoming the drummer of The Cadillacs.
In , he was spotted by the Blue Notes' founder, Harold Melvin — , who convinced Pendergrass to play drums in the group. However, during a performance, Pendergrass began singing along, and Melvin, impressed by his vocals, made him the lead singer.
Before Pendergrass joined the group, the Blue Notes had struggled to find success. This all changed when they landed a recording deal with Philadelphia International Records in , thus beginning Pendergrass's successful collaboration with label founders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
The song was originally written for The Dells , but the group passed on it. Noting how Pendergrass sounded like Dells lead singer Marvin Junior, Kenny Gamble decided to build the song with Pendergrass, who was only 21 at the time of the recording. Pendergrass sings much of the song in a raspy baritone voice  that would become his trademark.
The song also featured Blue Notes member Lloyd Parks singing falsetto in the background and spotlighted Harold Melvin adding in a rap near the end of the song as Pendergrass kept singing, feigning tears. The song, one of Gamble and Huff's most creative productions, became a major rhythm and blues hit and put the Blue Notes on the map. The group's follow-up single, " If You Don't Know Me by Now ," brought the group to the mainstream with the song reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Hot , while also reaching number one on the soul no.
Like "I Miss You" before it, the song was originally intended for a different artist, fellow Philadelphian native Patti LaBelle and her group Labelle but the group could not record it due to scheduling conflicts. Pendergrass and LaBelle developed a close friendship that would last until Pendergrass's death. One of the group's notable singles was their original version of the Philly soul classic " Don't Leave Me This Way ," which turned into a disco smash when Motown artist Thelma Houston released her version in By , Pendergrass and Harold Melvin were at odds, mainly over financial issues and personality conflicts.
Despite the fact that Pendergrass sang most of the group's songs, Melvin was controlling the group's finances. At one point, Pendergrass wanted the group to be renamed "Teddy Pendergrass and the Blue Notes" because fans kept mistaking him for Melvin. They eventually left Philadelphia International and toiled in relative obscurity, until Melvin's death in As of , a version of the group still tours the old school circuit, performing as Harold Melvin's Blue Notes.
In , Pendergrass released his self-titled album , which went platinum on the strength of the disco hit "I Don't Love You Anymore". Between and , Pendergrass landed five consecutive platinum albums, which was a then record-setting number for a rhythm and blues artist.
Pendergrass's popularity became massive at the end of With sold-out audiences packing his shows, his manager — the renowned Shep Gordon , who was known for his innovative approaches to publicizing his artists — soon noticed that a huge number of his audience consisted of women of all races.
Gordon devised a plan for Pendergrass's next tour to play to just female audiences, starting a trend that continues today called "women-only concerts. He lost control of his Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit — the car hit a guard rail, crossed into the oncoming lane, and hit two trees.
When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be able to be happy and to do what he loved most — music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could now not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.
Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed.
The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive. We love you, The Family. On 1 May, TMZ reported that the cause of death was a suicide due to self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle,   with Bergling eventually dying of blood loss.
He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways, and simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community. Aloe Blacc joined him on stage to perform "Wake Me Up". Thivaios continued calling Bergling "one of [his] best friends" and "a great inspiration".
I want to do something right, and in my opinion it's the right thing to do. One year after his death, tributes on social media continued to be paid by Nicky Romero , DJ Snake , Nile Rodgers , and the organisers of Tomorrowland amongst others. On 21 April , a collection of Avicii's songs were played on the carillon within Dom Tower of Utrecht , performed by Malgosia Fiebig.
On 21 May , during the first night of the finale of the fourteenth season of reality television singing competition show The Voice , coach Alicia Keys performed Avicii's " Wake Me Up " as part of her coach duet with the last remaining artist on her team, Britton Buchanan. During the performance, Keys made a verbal tribute to Avicii. On 16 November , Bergling's family organised a public memorial service at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Stockholm.
The service saw a huge turn-out, with hundreds of fans filling the church to mourn and pay their respects. The service featured an orchestral choir which played music linking to events in Bergling's life and ended with a version of his number one hit " Wake Me Up ".
One fan described it as a "very moving" service and "a great tribute to Bergling". The Edition of the music festival Tomorrowland included a tribute in the decoration of the Main stage of the festival. In September , it was announced that a tribute concert would be held in Stockholm on 5 December in memory of Avicii.
All profits went to the Tim Bergling Foundation. Gameplay includes single and multiplayer versions where players would use the game to recreate 25 of his hits throughout the years.
A portion of the profits are set to be donated to the Tim Bergling Foundation. On 9 June , it was announced that an Avicii Tribute Museum would open in Stockholm in the summer of On 26 March , Bergling's family launched a mental illness and suicide prevention foundation, named after the late DJ, the Tim Bergling Foundation. The foundation works internationally and aims to educate people and businesses on the issues surrounding suicide and mental health.
The foundation also works to tackle climate change, manage business development, and conserve endangered species. People in the music industry are already claiming Avicii's death has raised awareness of mental health in the industry. Avicii inspired many artists in the EDM genre, many of whom paid tribute to him after his death. Norwegian DJ Kygo cited Avicii as "[his] biggest inspiration and the reason why [he] started making electronic music.
On the day of his death, The Washington Post wrote an article citing Avicii as a pioneer artist in the attempt to bridge the gap between country and electronic music, crediting his hits " Wake Me Up " and " Hey Brother " as a good example of this movement.
Avicii also influenced a number of mainstream artists outside electronic music. On 21 November , Billboard named Avicii's hit " Levels " as one of the one hundred songs which defined the s,  whereas his hit "Wake Me Up" came 13th and was the highest charting EDM song   on the Official Charts Company 's chart of the decade. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 25 September Swedish DJ.
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