Kalamazoo, MI.-Major Harris III, a former member of the soul group The Delfonics passed away Friday morning from congestive heart and lung failure at age 65.

Harris was involved with several music groups in the 1960s, including the Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels and Nat Turner’s Rebellion.

In the early 1970s, Harris replaced Randy Cain in the group known for their hits “La-La (Means I Love You)” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”

Harris left the group in 1974 to pursue a solo career. He recorded a string of R&B singles, including “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” which peaked at No. 5 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified as a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In 2011 Harris performed at a couple of reunion show with some of the members of the Delfonics.

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