Major Harris, a smooth-toned R&B singer whose work on his own and with the Delfonics helped popularize the so-called "Philadelphia sound," died Friday at the age of 65 in his hometown of Richmond, Va. The cause was congestive heart and lung failure, his sister told the Associated Press.
Harris did time with a series of groups (including
After leaving the Delfonics, Harris set out on a solo recording career; in 1975 his single "Love Won't Let Me Wait" reached No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100. (Watch a video of