In the early 70’s he came along to lead the hit R&B group The Delfonics. They scored hits like La-La-La (means I love you) and Didn’t I (blow your mind). He then left the group in 1974 to go solo. Mr. Harris scored a top 5 Billboard 100 hit with “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”.
Harris’ sister, Catherine Thomas, told the Associated Press that her brother passed away due to congestive heart and lung failure. The singer was pronounced dead at a Richmond hospital.
“He always appeared to be older, which gave him a lot of ins to a lot of older places,” Thomas said of her brother’s knack for sneaking into clubs to listen to music while he was still a teenager. Harris’ last performance was in 2011 with several other members of the Delfonics.