O'Jays sue Gamble & Huff

January 9, 2008 7:30:23 AM PST
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the O'Jays are suing their record company and producers seeking $3 million in back payments and punitive damages.

The R&B group's mid-1970s hits include "For the Love of Money," "Used to Be My Girl," and "Love Train." Founding members Eddie Levert Sr. and Walter Williams claim the record company failed to comply with a 2006 agreement to pay royalties.

The federal court lawsuit accuses Philadelphia International Records and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff of theft, larceny, and misappropriation of royalties.

Gamble and Huff are the fathers of a lush brand of R&B called the Philadelphia Sound. They are themselves scheduled for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10. The Philadelphia Inquirer says they did not return calls for comment on the lawsuit.


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