Tag Archives: 60s

Key figures recall their Philadelphia International years

Any serious discussion about Philadelphia International Records has to include songwriters/producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, the label’s founders. But they had plenty of help (i.e., Earl Young, above) in making PIR, which marks its 40th anniversary in 2011, a hotbed of sophisticated soul.

Best Duo: The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers placed second in Goldmine’s first Readers’ Choice Poll as Best Duo — two artists who influenced everyone from The Beatles to the Beach Boys to Bono.