Kool & the Gang celebrate 50 years, and get their Hollywood star

Kool and the Gang are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band this year. They've produced some of music's most classic hits…

For more than four decades the world has sung and danced the to the infectious sound of Kool & The Gang.  No matter where we are, at a party or alone in the car, note for note, word for word we “Get Down on it” and “Celebrate” good times with the legendary group from Jersey City.

Kool & The Gang’s influence spans the musical spectrum from their funk driven mega hits, “Jungle Boogie”, “Hollywood Swinging”, “Funky Stuff” to the jazz infused “Summer Madness” to their unstoppable pop hits, “Ladies Night”,” Get Down On It”, “Fresh”, “Cherish”, “Too Hot” and “Celebration”.  The band’s music has been sampled by a vast array of artists from N.W.A. to Madonna, who have created over 600 additional songs using Kool & The Gang’s signature groves.  Kool & the Gang is the most sampled band in hip hop and their musical message is sure to be heard for generations to come.
Kool & The Gang has influenced the music landscape for four generations selling over 70million records worldwide. Their songs have merited two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten pop hits and 32 gold and platinum albums. The band will be honored for their 50th anniversary with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 8 in Los Angeles, CA; and on October 22, the band is set to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

(Source: PMK-BNC Entertainment)

Kool and the Gang will be receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Thursday, October 8th at 11:30am.

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