Randy Cain of The Delfonics Dies at 63
Randy Cain, one of the founding members of The Delfonics, died on Thursday, at the age of 63. The cause of death is not yet known.
The Delfonics was formed in the late 60s by brothers William and Wilbert Hart, and Randy Cain, while they were in high school together in Philadelphia. They had a sleek, soulful sound, later known as the "Philadelphia sound."
Their most known songs are La La (Means I Love You), Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time), and Ready or Not. The Delfonics were one of Philadelphia's all time greatest bands.
Cain left the group in the early 70s but as of late, he did various reunion tours with Wilbert Hart, the group's lead singer and songwriter.
"I'm gonna miss him. We grew up together since 1968," Wilbert said of Cain, whom he last saw four or five months ago.
"We're gonna have to do what we're doing until God brings us together," said Wilbert, who now performs with a group as "Wil Hart formerly Delfonics."
"That three-part harmony with the falsetto sound was phenomenal," DJ Jerry Blavat said of the Delfonics.
The Delfonics soulful style has been used in many film soundtracks and sampled by various newer musicians over the years.