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LEON HUFF
Born 8 April 1942 in Camden, New Jersey, USA

Pioneering songwriter, producer and keyboardist who, along with Kenneth Gamble, formed R&B label Philadelphia International Records (PIR) in 1971 and created the "Philly Sound" characterized by artists such as The O'Jays, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, The Three Degrees, The Jones Girls and PIR's house band MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) to name a few.
Along with Gamble and legendary songwriter Thom Bell from the PIR stable formed Mighty Three Publishing.
Released a solo album "Here To Create Music" in 1980. Continues to write music with Kenneth Gamble.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (Non-Performer).
 
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Leon Huff 2012 SoulMusic.com Interview
Phone interview recorded January 11, 2012 The name 'Leon Huff ' has appeared on literally hundreds and hundreds of records since the late '60s - as either songwriter or producer and in many, many cases as both. Even before that, Leon's work as a pianist could be heard on dozens of hit records made in New York before he and Kenny Gamble teamed up to become the architects of Philadelphia International, creating countless classics that have stood the test of time. Indeed, somewhere in the w...
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