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Name[edit]

When printed as mixed-case, the group name should be Kool & The Gang with upper-case T. This is the spelling on the following 1970s albums: Music Is The Message, Wild And Peaceful, Light Of Worlds, Spirit Of The Boogie, Love & Understanding, Open Sesame, The Force and Greatest Hits. I have changed the name accordingly, as far as I can. Kool & the gang should redirect to Kool & The Gang, not the other way around as at present. MansLaughter (talk) 13:01, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

The stylization "Kool & the Gang" seems to comply with their current website. But this group exists since the late 1960s and in this long history, the "&" sign can't be called a compulsory part of the name - see here http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kool+%26+The+Gang . A wikipedia- standardized page name would be "Kool and the Gang" (E-Kartoffel (talk) 12:53, 29 May 2011 (UTC))

Link cleanup[edit]

This article could use some significant link cleanup. I did some quick fixes, but found greater problems ahead. For instance, Ladies Night is misdirected to an article about the Atomic Kitten album, which isn't a fraction as well-known as the K&tG album (even in the Kittens' native England, I suspect). This requires some multi-article disambiguation work that exceeded my time available for quick fixes. Could someone with more time and interest in this article work on this and examine the other redlinks for missing or misdirected articles? Thanks. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 18:52, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

What's with the coordinates link? It leads to Philipines.. ariefwn (talk) 01:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Have they really called it quits?[edit]

I do not think so. (K&tG _was_ ...). still have gigs announced on November 2006 on their official page, so I think "1964 - present" would be more appropriate, so would the use of the present tense ("is") in the article. Otherwise, this gets way too confusing ... -andy 80.129.98.44 20:40, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Agreed Chipstick 15:46, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

I also agree. They have an upcoming gig in my town in a few weeks. Still haven't decided if I should go. How good are they live? --212.200.220.159 08:55, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

I think this question can be put to rest -- they just finished a tour of the US opening for Van Halen; that tour is even cited in the article. but I do notice the lineup in the sidebar column has not been updated; the article says Michael Ray is a long-time member, and yet he's not mentioned in the sidebar. Michael Ray is also a long time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Teledyn (talk) 16:16, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Compilations?[edit]

Looking on Amazon.co.uk, it appears that Katg have a truck load of compilation albums - greatest hits, singles collections, etc. Should something be mentioned about this, perhaps a table or something in the discog? Chipstick 15:49, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

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