Sad news for everyone. Hopefully he will be jamming with TJ in heaven
Very sad to hear of Richie ‘ s passing. I didn’t personally know him but as a life long Philadelphia citizen I was always proud of the Soul Survivors. Just recently I saw them perform with ITP. I was floored by how incredibly great they were. What pros. I was lifted up and inspired by their performance.
What a tragic loss to the whole community.
I’m saddened people won’t get to see that chemistry and genuine greatness again. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Philly lost a little piece of our soul today.
God bless. I shall pray for all. So sad.
This was very sad and broke my heart. What a super nice guy. Meet them the first time when I was working with Hy Lit on his show. He was always a nice guy. He sure will be missed. To young to die. RIP
So sad: I loved his singing, the best singer ever.. He had, and put so much heart into it…
Thank you so much Richie Ingui!
I hardly knew you but I loved you so much for the way you did your absolute best as a singer.
Beautiful, soulful voice . I remember looking forward to him singing at events in the 70s and Richie singing Be a Lover to me”. Went right to my heart.💕. God bless his family during this time of loss.
So sorry to hear of his passing. I was a fan of that sound and I finally got to see him perform with In The Pocket. Thoroughly enjoyable. Pay tribute to him the best way possible, continue to spread the great music to the people in his honor.
A great talent…will miss seeing him at “In the Pocket”…
I saw Richie a few times live and was moved by what this talented singer projected from the stage. To say he impacted other peoples lives would be an understatement. Condolences to his family and fans, he will be missed by many!
Such a great talent! Will be remembered as a great influence to many people!
Back in ’67 I was a teenager growing up with my buddy Joe around the corner, in West Mt. Airy. On the tails of ‘Expressway’ (which we thrived on and played in OUR bands) there emerged a full-length album from the Soul Survivors. I still have my copy – it’s brilliant. They really took a LOT of chances with that record creatively, but IMO it all worked…not sure how many out there have ever heard the whole thing!
Part Vanilla Fudge, Part Rascals, maybe a dash of 3 Dog Night…and some goofy shit in there to keep it loose. But MAN….their arrangements (vocal AND instrumental) were balls-on (an industry term)and they could PLAY and SING. I don’t know what happened to the players, but…that B3…that KILLER drummer (listen to those quarters-on-the-snare in the ‘too crowded’ part!)The guitar…bass in lockstep w/the drummer. A formidable combination, and such a FUN ALBUM!! The guys sang like they’d just come from Church!
I also have some obscure singles from them,’Explosion in my Soul’ and ‘Mission Impossible (She Just Can’t Be Loved)’, with a great little B-side, ‘Poor Man’s Dream’. Thanks for all the great music guys, and remember…’WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS ANYTHING GOES, BUT WHEN YOU DO IT…DO IT WITH SOUL!!!
Rest in Peace, Richie…every time I chatted with you it’s like we were old friends (Charlie too) and I really only met him/them on a couple occasions.
I’m now going out for my daily Power Walk…in honor of the Brothers I just may takes me along a little Soul Survivors…peace out! G W
In my first rock band, The Flaming Stars. We covered Express way because it was a hit on the radio. I was fourteen. Then as a member of Danny and the Juniors I worked with the Soul Survivors and it was a pleasure. RIP my friend.
I first met Richie in 1973 and we ended up making music together on stage and in the recording studio. He was a genuine inspiring soul. My sincere condolences to his family.
Of course I knew of Richie long before moving to Philadelphia in 1976. What kid growing up in the 60’s didn’t play ‘Expressway’ as a young musician? We met sometime later and on occasion through the years. Always a most warm and personable guy and always stole the show with brother, Charlie anytime I saw them perform together. Sincere condolences to his family.
Talent aside. One of the nicest, warmest people you will ever meet. RIP Richie you and your smile will be missed
What words can truly express the loss of Richie. I feel for his family and all who ever met him. He was the ultimate class act in every way. God bless you Richie. You will be sorely missed.
I was Fortunate to Meet all Three Guys…Charlie Ingui…Kenny Jeremiah & Richie Ingui as The Soul Survivors Appx 1966 as we were Preparing to do Jerry Blavat’s Discophonic Scene..and was twice fortunate to have retained a Friendship all these Years. I am so saddened By The Loss of Richie. He Was Loved and will be Forever Missed…However There is The Biggest Band waiting for Him.
I am so shocked to hear of the passing of the great Richie Ingui, a beautiful person and an incredible singer! My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to Charlie & the entire Ingui family. I have had the honor of singing and playing with Richie & Charlie and have always been in awe of their amazing talents! One of the Greats! RIP Richie..
There are no words to express our shock & sadness on hearing of dear Richie’s passing. The Soul Survivors have been the best part of the soundtrack of my life. It was with them that we had more fun than any 100 people should ever have. Charlie & Richie just got better & better since first seeing them in 1967. It was a privilege when we got to know them almost 35 years ago. It’s unimaginable that Richie’s highest highs & lowest lows will only be heard by that heavenly band in the sky. We, however, here on earth, will never quite be the same. Many hugs go out to his sidekick & brother, Charlie, his wife & kids.♥ Rest ♫ well, my friend. ~~Mama Soul
Worked at the Tower back in the 70’s with both brothers … Great guys and the Survivors were the all-time classic Philly soul-rock band. Richie is now on the ultimate Expressway … RIP.
Richie will be missed god bless.
Sorry to just read about my Seward Park H.S. friend passing away. Last time I saw Richie was when they played a gig in Wilmington,DE. I was in audience and sitting behind two women who were very excited about the performance. It turned out to be Richie & Charlie’s wifes. We spoke and they made sure I got to catch up with Richie after the show. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE LOST ONE OF OUR OWN !!!! REST EASY RICHIE !!!!!
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