R.I.P Randy Cain (of the Delfonics / Blue Magic)
b. Herbert Randal Cain III, 2nd May 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
d. 9th April 2009, Maple Shade, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Randy Cain, of the Sweet Soul vocal group, the Delfonics has died. He was 63.
Randy was an original member of the Delfonics and the founder of Blue Magic.
His death was confirmed by Rob O’Neal, an investigator with the Burlington County medical examiner’s office on Thursday the 9th of April 2009.
The cause of death has not yet been determined. The Delfonics were formed in Philadelphia by Randy, along with William and Wilbert Hart and
Ritchie Daniels as the Four Gents and later the Orphonics,.
The group came to the attention of promoter/record shop owner Stan Watson, who introduced them to producer Thom Bell and Moon Shot Records.
They then changed their name to the Delfonics, and scored two regional hits on Moon Shot before Stan created his own Philly Groove imprint.
Ritchie Daniels was then drafted into the military.
The remaining trio achieved 16 pop and 20 R & B hit records, including 'La La Means I Love You' (number 4 pop, number 2 R & B in 1968),
'I'm Sorry', 'Ready Or Not Here I Come' (both 1968) and 'Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)' (number 10 pop, number 3 R & B in 1970).
Randy left the group in 1971 (and was replaced by Major Harris) and two years later joined the group Blue Magic by combining, singer and songwriter,
Ted Mills with the quartet group Shades of Love.
Blue Magic had several hits, including, 'Sideshow' (number 8), in 1974.
Randy returned to the Delfonics in the 1980's, (singing with Major Harris, who had left for a solo career in 1974 but returned as well),
before leaving for the last time.
RANDY CAIN, who was a founding member of Philly soul band the Delfonics and who sang on such hits as "La La Means I Love You," and
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," died Thursday. He was 63.
No cause of death was yet known for Cain, who formed the Delfonics with brothers William and Wilbert Hart while attending Overbrook High in the 1960s.
Cain left the group in 1971 and formed the Group "BLUE MAGIC" in 1973
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