Founding Member of The Whispers, Musician Gordy Harmon Dies At 79 In Los Angeles!
According to his family, jazz and soul musician Gordy Harmon died peacefully on Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was a founding member of the R&B group The Whispers.
At age 79, Gordy Harmon.
The Whispers were established in the early 1960s in the Los Angeles region, but their popularity peaked in the 1980s with the No. 1 R&B songs, “And the Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady.”
In a 2017 interview regarding the band’s formation with the Los Angeles Sentinel, group members recalled how Gordy Harmon departed the group after suffering a laryngeal injury in 1973.
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The founding members of the group first met in Watts, where several resided in the Jordan Downs housing complex. The band was formed when Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson, and Nicholas Caldwell teamed up with twins Wallace and Walter Scott.
The Whispers was offered by the head of a tiny Hollywood record label to reflect their hushed vocals.
The Whispers’ Love Story and Life and Breath are only a couple of the albums the group released, while Gordy Harmon was a member and made the R&B charts. The Time Will Come and Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong were among the first singles released in 1969 and 1970.
Despite not having any significant ailments, Gordy Harmon’s family feels he passed away naturally.