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The Intruders
"The Intruders started singing around 1958
with a group of guys standing on the
corner.  You know how now they have
dancin' on the streets, we used to sing in
the streets," reflects Glenn Montgomery
on the group's origin.   

The original vocal ensemble featured the
Keep-It-Real Soul  Sound of Sam "Little
Sonny" Brown, backed by the harmonies
of  Eugene "Bird" Daughtrey, Philip "Phil"
Terry, and Robert "Big Sonny Edwards.  In
1969 Brown was replaced by Robert
"Bobby Starr" Ferguson.  The hits singles
and albums continued with the release of
the "When We Get Married" album.  The
Intruders  distinicive  sound  mirrors the
life experiences and struggles of young men
and women. As one of the "Gamble and
Huff "record label's  first signings, The
Intruders helped to establish what is
known as the "Philly Sound"  Glenn
Montgomery reminices about this
"Like Philadelphia's Motown, Gamble &
Huff had a family thing going on.  It was
just like being at home singing with your
brothers and sisters, at the same time you
were in awe of all the stars that were there."
In 1973 Sam "Little Sonny" Brown
returned to the group for the hits "Save
The Children," "I Wanna Know Your
Name,"  and "A Nice Girl Like You." Starr
elaborates on the "musical chairs" among
Philly Soul legends The Intruders, features
Glenn Montgomery, Larry Williams, and  
Phillip Gaye of Philadelphia ,  and lead
singer Bobby Star of Baltimore MD. Their
signature sound has intruded the hearts of
audiences world-wide for more than thirty
years.  Formed on the street corners of  
Philadelphia this unique vocal quartet has
recorded a string of RnB and pop hits
including; "Cowboys to Girls", "Together",
"(We'll Be) United", "A Love That's Real",
"Baby I'm lonely", the collector's classic
"I'm Girl Scoutin," and the Mothers Day
anthem "I'll Always Love My Mama".

"When we were performing at the Uptown
in Philly, I invited Sonny up on stage.
When I would sing, everybody said 'Go
Sonny Go,' I said 'No, Sonny's over
there!"  He laughs.  "We had fun. I had
even suggested we do  a two part lead like
The Whispers."  

The Intruders were honored with many
gold records and  a star on the Walk of
Fame on Broad street in Philadelphia.  
Today the Intruders continue to record
and perform their smooth harmonies and
classic choreography  internationally, and
are recognized as one of Philadelphia's best
live attractions
The Intruders with Bobby Starr
"Soul Train" TV Era