The hearings in Montgomery County focused on whether Teddy Pendergrass was capable of signing his own name - his son said he could, his wife said he could not - and whether he left his home with his son in May 2009, when the younger Pendergrass said he drove his father to Delaware to have a will notarized.
Unfortunately, the more success the group had, the more friction developed between and Pendergrass. Despite the revised billing of the group, featuring Theodore Pendergrass, Pendergrass felt that he wasn't getting enough recognition. Around 1976, Pendergrass left 's and formed his own , featuring Teddy Pendergrass. Briefly, there was some confusion as to which were which. The resolution came when Pendergrass disbanded his in favor of a solo career and 's group signed a recording contract with , distributed through , scoring a hit with "I Want to Be Your Lover."
One of the classic early 80s R&B hits, has been sampled by numerous hip hop artists, most notably the Notorious B.I.G. (1994's "Juicy").Â The group, Mtume, scored several soul hits until their 1986 breakup, but founder James Mtume boasted an impressive resume both before and after the group as a musician, songwriter, and producer.Â He co-penned and produced hits for major artists such as Phyllis Hyman, Donny Hathaway, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, R. Kelly, and Mary J. Blige. Â