R.I.P. famed MFSB guitarist TJ Tindall

(January 27, 2016) We are sad to report today the death of guitarist supreme, TJ Tindall. Part of the famed band MFSB, the house band for Philadelphia International Records, as well as the Salsoul Orchestra, Tindall was a giant in his field. His guitar can be heard on dozens of Philly’s greatest hits, including the classic songs of The O’Jays, Phyllis Hyman, Major Harris, The Temptations, The Trammps and many, many more. He played on 38 gold records in all.

The Trenton, New Jersey-born Tindall was the son of Lebanese immigrants, and planned to follow in the path the family’s electrical and lighting business. But a career in music intervened, and quite a career it was. Discovered by the legendary Philly producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Tindall went on to become a foundational member of the group that served as the musical underpinning of many of the greatest recordings of the 1970s and early 80s.

(January 27, 2016) We are sad to report today the death of guitarist supreme, TJ Tindall. Part of the famed band MFSB, the house band for Philadelphia International Records, as well as the Salsoul Orchestra, Tindall was a giant in his field. His guitar can be heard on dozens of Philly’s greatest hits, including the classic songs of The O’Jays, Phyllis Hyman, Major Harris, The Temptations, The Trammps and many, many more. He played on 38 gold records in all.

The Trenton, New Jersey-born Tindall was the son of Lebanese immigrants, and planned to follow in the path the family’s electrical and lighting business. But a career in music intervened, and quite a career it was. Discovered by the legendary Philly producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Tindall went on to become a foundational member of the group that served as the musical underpinning of many of the greatest recordings of the 1970s and early 80s.

Following the split of MFSB, Tindall continued to play on weekends with his band, TJ Tindall’s East Coast. Ironically, in recent years he also returned to the family business, running the New Jersey lighting store. But for the better part of four decades he lit up the music world as part of one of the greatest R&B bands ever. Rest in peace, TJ. 

 

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