Randy Cain of the Delfonics has Passed

Randy Cain, founding member of soul group the Delfonics, has died. He was 63 years old. Cain’s death Thursday at his home in Maple Shade, N.J., was confirmed by investigator Rob O’Neal of the Burlington County medical examiner’s office.

William and Wilbert Hart formed the group with Cain as kids at Philadelphia’s Overbrook High in the 1960s. The Grammy-winning group was a defining voice in the soulful “Philadelphia sound” – their most recognized hit these days is “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time.”

Cain left the group in 1971, but returned for a later version of the group.

“I’m gonna miss him. We grew up together since 1968,” Wilbert Hart told the Philadelphia Daily News. He said he last saw Cain four or five months ago. Chuck Gamble of Philadelphia International Records said Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff “have fond memories of working with Randy and the group.”

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