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Dennis Thomas Biography
Dennis Thomas is an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey, it was formed by brothers Ronald Bell, with “D.T.”, Robert “Spike” Mickens, George Brown, and Ricky West, Charles Smith, and Robert “Kool” Bell, since 1964. Thomas was born on February. 9, 1951, in Orlando, Florida. He was 70 years old at the time of his death.
Dennis Thomas Age
He was born in February. 9, 1951, in Orlando, Florida. He was 70 years old at the time of his death.
Dennis Thomas Education
Thomas has not disclosed information on where he attended High School or College/ University. This information will however be updated as soon as it is available.
Dennis Thomas Family
The group’s other founders are brothers Ronald and Robert Bell, George Brown, Ricky Westfield, and Charles Smith, and Spike Mickens. Information regarding his parents is revealed.
Dennis Thomas Wife
Thomas is happily married to Phynjuar Saunders Thomas, daughter Tuesday Rankin and sons David Thomas and Devin Thomas.
Dennis Thomas Children
Thomas and Phynjuar are blessed with three children, daughter Tuesday Rankin and sons David Thomas and Devin Thomas.
Dennis Thomas Height
He stands on an average height of 5 Ft 9 inches.
Dennis Thomas Career
Thomas, who was the founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It,”
In addition, he was also the alto sax player, flutist, and percussionist. He served as master of ceremonies at the band’s shows. His appearance with the group was July Fourth at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
He was well known for his prologue on the band’s 1971 hit, “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight.” Known for his hip clothes and hats, furthermore, he was also the group’s wardrobe stylist. In the early days, and served as their “budget hawk,” carrying their earnings in a paper bag stuffed into the bell of his horn, the statement said.
Seven teen friends created the group’s unique blend of jazz, soul, and funk, at first calling themselves the Jazziacs, in 1964. They went through several iterations before settling on Kool & the Gang in 1969. The group’s other founders are brothers Ronald and Robert Bell, George Brown, Ricky Westfield, and Charles Smith, and Spike Mickens.
The band had received two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. In 2014, they were privileged and honored with a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. Their music is heavily sampled and featured on film soundtracks, including those for “Rocky,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.”
Dennis Thomas dead
He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair, according to a statement from his representative. He died at the age of 70 years old
His death comes nearly a year after co-founder Ronald Khalis Bell died in September 2020 at the age of 68.
Dennis Thomas Salary
He earned an annual salary ranging between $ 56,000 – $ 135,500.
Dennis Thomas Net Worth
Thomas has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 5 Million dollars
Social Media Platforms
He is very active in all social media accounts and he is often seen posting on his platforms. He has over 4.6k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.
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