Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards of The Intruders -- the soul vocal group best known for the chart-topping R&B single “Cowboys to Girls” -- has died.
As one of the first acts signed to Gamble & Huff’s fledgling Gamble label, The Intruders scored a string of R&B hits from the mid-’60s through the early '70s -- and simultaneously set the stage for the writing/production duo’s pioneering Philly soul sound and the establishment of the legendary Philadelphia International label.
Memorial services will be held on Oct. 29 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (noon ET) in Philadelphia.
Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards of The Intruders Dies at 74
Did you know him?
haha, way before my time - but I appreciate the historical significance with the 'Philly sound'
Just stumbled upon this. Sad to hear; I was in his congregation for several years. He was a good family man who was sincere and non-judgmental, with a great sense of humor.