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Subject: Lenny Pakula, Keyboard player within the MFSB band

Dead at 73
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Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 01:23:38pm

Leonard Anthony Pakula, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

d. 19th July 2019, Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Lenny Pakula, session keyboard player within the MFSB band, has died. Lenny was 73.

Lenny was 73.

In recent years, Lenny had struggled with diabetes, colon cancer, poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

He had recently lost his left leg to the diabetes.

At one time he was the keyboards player for Philadelphia International Records.

Lenny played on ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ by Billy Paul, ‘I’ll Be Around’ by the Spinners, and ‘TSOP’ (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB.

The latter track was the theme song for the 70’s show ‘Soul Train’.

In 2016, Lenny was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. as part of the Sigma Sound Rhythm Section.

In 2019, Lenny relied on Aid for Friends, (a nonprofit meal-delivery service in Northeast Philadelphia), who, fundamentally, had kept him alive.

At the time of his passing, 38,000 Philadelphians at the age of 60 experienced hunger in 2018.

Lenny will be lovingly remembered by his son, Alan; daughter-in-law, Alison; his two grandchildren, Ryan and Anna; and his siblings Alice (Frank), Sonny (Lida), and Bernadette.


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