March 26, 1950-January 13, 2010
PUBLIC VIEWING AND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER AND HUMANITARIAN TO BE HELD IN PHILADELPHIA
FRIDAY, JAN. 22 AND SATURDAY, JAN. 23
DIGNITARIES AND CELEBRITIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
TO JOIN FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FANS IN REMEMBERING R&B SUPERSTAR
WHAT: PUBLIC VIEWING AND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR TEDDY PENDERGRASS. Teddy Pendergrass, one of the leading soul singers of all time and R&B’s reigning sex symbol in the 1970s and ’80s, to be remembered with family by friends, dignitaries, celebrities and fans from around the world. The legendary, Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, whose powerful vocals helped define The Sound of Philadelphia, first with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (“I Miss You,” “Bad Luck,” “Wake Up Everybody,” and the two million seller “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”) and later with an incendiary solo career as an international R&B superstar (“Close the Door,” “Turn Off the Lights,” “I Don’t Love You Anymore” “Love T.K.O.”), was an inspirational figure to millions through the charitable Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA) and his partnership with the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
WHEN: OFFICIAL PUBLIC VIEWING – Friday, January 22, 2010
Noon to 8:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL SERVICE – Saturday, January 23, 2010
9:00 to 10:00am – PRIVATE VIEWING FOR INVITED GUESTS AND FAMILY
10:00 a.m. to Noon – MEMORIAL SERVICE
Private interment for friends and family only will immediately follow.
WHERE: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 West Cheltenham Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19150
PARKING: Limited Media parking on Vernon Road (between Pickering and Michener)
CREDENTIALS: Media must check in and show press credentials and/or personal identification to access media areas.
Credential Pick Up Hours:
Friday, January 22 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 23 – 8:30 a.m.to 10:00 a.m.
**Please note: Credential is valid for public viewing and memorial service coverage**
MEDIA: Designated media area available for photo and TV crews outside the church and in church foyer area.
· NO CAMERAS OR RECORDING DEVICES OF ANY KIND (TV, PHOTO, AUDIO) WILL BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE SANCTUARY.
· LIMITED MEDIA SEATING AVAILABLE DURING MEMORIAL ON FIRST-COME BASIS
CONTACTS: JL Media Relations /Jalila Larsuel (family and media)
firstname.lastname@example.org / (213) 369-4362 cell
Randex Communications /Randy Alexander (media only)
email@example.com / (609) 280-6140 cell