Ronald Bell (musician)

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Ronald Bell, also known by his Arabic name Khalis Bayyan,[1] (born Ronald Nathan Bell; November 1, 1951, Youngstown, Ohio, United States[2][3]) is an American saxophonist, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer and singer, who was a founding member of the band, Kool & the Gang. He is the brother of co-founder Robert "Kool" Bell (born in 1950) and Kay Gees member Kevin Bell.[1]

Bell has been a resident of West Orange, New Jersey.[4]


  1. ^ a b Bush, John. Biography of Kool & the Gang at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ Ronald Bell at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  3. ^ Classical Music entry for Ronald Bell at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  4. ^ McFaul, Lauren. "Kool's gang freshens rock with funk", The Spokesman-Review, June 3, 1985. Accessed October 25, 2015. "Ronald Bell has a studio in his West Orange, N.J., home and from there has worked on production for Kool & the Gang's last six albums."

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