Robert “Kool” Bell

co-founder of Kool and the Gang

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Robert “Kool” Bell on KCRW

Robert "Kool" Bell shares how his band got their name "Kool and the Gang," plus the origin stories of their hit songs "Celebration" and "Ladies' Night."

As ‘Celebration’ turns 40, a chat with ‘Kool and the Gang’ band leader Robert ‘Kool’ Bell

Robert "Kool" Bell shares how his band got their name "Kool and the Gang," plus the origin stories of their hit songs "Celebration" and "Ladies' Night."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Robert "Kool" Bell tells us how his band got their name "Kool and the Gang," plus the origin stories of their hit songs "Celebration" and "Ladies' Night."

As ‘Celebration’ turns 40, a chat with ‘Kool and the Gang’ band leader Robert ‘Kool’ Bell

Robert "Kool" Bell tells us how his band got their name "Kool and the Gang," plus the origin stories of their hit songs "Celebration" and "Ladies' Night."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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