The group has sold over 70 million albums. Photos by Ron Elkman.
At midnight, Kool and the Gang brought in the New Year by singing their number one hit “Celebrate.”
"Get Down on It" is another famous Kool and the Gang song. The jam was released in 1981.
The group is known for mixing American jazz, R&B, soul and funk to achieve its unique sound.
Originally formed in 1964, the group was first known as the Jazziacs.
Photos by Ron Elkman
While the policy shift toward Cuba is indeed historic, reaction from critics came fast and furious, with some lawmakers saying the president is pandering to a dictator.
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