Rick Bell, born Ricardo Bell one of the founding members of New Edition and the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe. Bill is the youngest of eleven children and born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts. He formed the group “Ricky and Ralph” with his close friend Ralph Tresvant. Bell later formed the group New Edition with Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, and Ronnie DeVoe. The group’s career spans over twenty-five years with hits like “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man”. After the Heartbreak album, Ricky had an opportunity to go solo but chose to form Bell Biv DeVoe instead. And the rest is history.
Don’t miss the Return of the Legends concert with BBD and EPMD Friday October 19 at DPAC.
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