On this day: March 26

POSTED: 09:33 AM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 25, 2014 

Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

OTD March 26 - Teddy Pendergrass
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Philadelphia International Records

1950: R&B and soul singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass, best known for songs such as "Close the Door," "Love TKO" and "Turn Off the Lights," is born in Philadelphia, Pa. Eight days before his 32nd birthday in 1982, Pendergrass was severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, he returned to performing and founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. He died of respiratory failure on Jan. 13, 2010, at age 59 while hospitalized at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia.

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