Bell, Robert

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Bell, Robert Gender: M
Butler, Robert Earl
born on 8 October 1950 at 20:25 (= 8:25 PM )
Place Youngstown, Ohio, 41n06, 80w39
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°11' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°42 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 09°56'

Robert Bell (2011)
photo:, license cc-by-2.0


American musician, singer and songwriter, nicknamed "Kool," noted as the founding member of Kool & the Gang, first assembled in 1964. Bob was the son of a musician who had played jazz with Thelonious Monk and he himself played from the time he was in high school with a jazz combo, The Jazziacs. Not making any money, he moved toward R&B and a local promoter booked him into regular gigs backing soul acts under the name Soul Music Review. Bell continued to play jazz in his spare time in churches and coffee bars, and jamming whenever he could with the jazz big names.

By 1968 he and his group were an R&B attraction. They had several name changes before settling on Kool & the Gang. They made a recording deal in 1969 and wrote their own material for a funk instrumental. Their popularity grew for albums that were not only R&B but for jazz and funk. They made their first European tour in 1975 and in February 1981, put out their biggest hit single, "Celebration."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Bell, Ronald (born 1 November 1951)


  • Social : Joined group 1964 (Joined "Kool & the Gang")
  • Work : Gain social status 1968 (Becoming an R&B attraction)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1969 (Recording contract)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1975 (Began European tour)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released February 1981 (Hit song "Celebration")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (European tour)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Music group)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Kool & the Gang)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz (Jazz, also soul, funk)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.