John T Atkins (19??-1998)
Died from an Aneurysm in Miami.
Photo of John Atkins submitted by Ronnie Canada.
JOHN >>>>>> Never Stop Loving You <<<<<< That says it All.....!!!!!
Love seeing johns pic
I met John, Larry and Bernard at bobby Eli's practice studio. They were the cord steppers then. I had a doo w** group.
John and the guys took my group under their wing and we practice all over north philly including my house.
John became like one of the family. He loved my moms chicken soup. I have many great memories of hanging out with him.
I later started my own group the Soultatics using the lessons and soul feelings that john passed along.
We even reconnected in Florida and took a stab at starting a management company. John was a great talent and person.
I don't remember my grandfather having a daughter two days before his death. If it is true then I certainly don't appreciate hearing about it on this site. Neither would my grandmother. Don't recall a D. Holloman showing up to the wake or funeral.
Hello It's Been Quite A While Since I've Been On This Page I Now Have Two Albums Out Entitled Caviar Featuring Ronnie Canada That I Recorded Back In October Of 1981 through november and december with the original members of harold melvin and the bluenotes mr.john sweet t.atkins and mr.lawrence larry pop pop brown who sang on all of harold melvin and the bluenotes most famous hit records both of the guy's are now deceased but the legacy lives on through the music that they recorded with harold melvin and as caviar a name that the two of them chose to use behind all of their court cases with harold melvin forcing them to stop using the name that they both worked very hard to make a house hold name may they both R.I.P. and may they both get the recognition that they so rightfully deserve as well as teddy pendergrass R.I.P.and bernie wilson R.I.P.and Lloyd parks And jeremiah Cummings The Only two guy's Left From The Original Line Up i am so very honoured to have been a member of such a legendary group
This is the first time I seen this site on line my daughter told me about it. Me and John have a daughter together he died two days after she was born. I tell her about her dad all the time she had a brain tumor at three years old,but she is doing well now. I wish she would have had a chance to meet a great man. I still love and miss him.
NOW THERE IS A PHOTO THAT I SUBMITTED OF JOHN T. ATKINS SO AT LEAST YOU CAN SEE HIS FACE CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW TWO CAVIAR ALBUMS THAT'S OUT RIGHT NOW FEATURING ME RONNIE CANADA ONE OF THE ALBUMS IS OUT ON BOOGIE TIMES RECORDS COMING OUT OF PARIS FRANCE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER THE 21ST 2009 AND THE OTHER ONE IS OUT NOW ON ITUNES AND OUT ON THE ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP RECORDS LABEL COMING OUT OF HALLENDALE FLORIDA IT WAS RE-MASTERED AND RELEASED IN NOVEMBER OF 2009-2010 GET YOUR COPIES NOW ON ITUNES AND YOU CAN ALSO HEAR THE VOICES OF JOHN T.ATKINS AND LARRY BROWN SR.ON THE CAVIAR ALBUM BOTH MEMBERS OF HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES ORIGINAL LINE UP
the greatest singer,lover and father to ever live i still listen to him everyday our son let's his son hear sing him to sleep at nights sometimes truly missed
I JUST WANNA SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT JOHN ATKINS WAS THE ORIGINAL LEAD VOCALIST FOR HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES WHEN TEDDY PENDERGRASS WAS ONLY THEIR DRUMMER JOHN SANG ON GET OUT AND LET ME CRY WHICH IS A VERY BIG NORTHERN SOUL TRACK AND I AM THE ORIGINAL LEAD VOCALIST OF CAVIAR NEVER STOP LOVING YOU JOHN SANG THE INTRO THE REST OF THE RECORD IS ALL ME CAVIAR HAD TWO OF THE ORIGINAL BLUENOTES MEMBERS IN IT JOHN ATKINS AND LARRY BROWN WHO IS NOW DECEASED ALSO AND I NOW HAVE THE ENTIRE CAVIAR ALBUM OUT RIGHT NOW FEATURING JOHN ATKINS AND LARRY BROWN AND I WILL ADD A PHOTO TO JOHNS MEMORY PAGE BECAUSE WE WERE THE BLUENOTES BEFORE CAVIAR AND HE AT LEAST DESERVES A PHOTO THANKS BUT CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW CAVIAR ALBUM AND HEAR SOME OF HIS GREATEST WORK THANKS
YO Pete! I still remember you as if it was yesterday :) You've been a busy Bee around here! Hahaha
I actually ran into John Atkins' obituary on The Miami Herald when he passed.
I also recently re-discovered this local labeled (Survivor) recording He did in '82 that was even remixed by Luis Martinez on the flip side, it was released under the group "Caviar" and it's called "Never Stop loving you".(Don't know exactly if He's the main vocalist here)
The original 12" has that sweet "Philly sound" long out of favor by '82, including a 70's Disco drum pattern.
The second 12" release was updated to a more contemporary sound. Don't recall if I got this one at the Pool or the clubs.
Never was a big hit but dig it out, it's great!
PS: Do a search here in this site and you may find an old entry of mine where we discussed this record in the DiscoMusic.com Forum. (with label scans too)
OYE MACHADO, how on earth did you remember that? He was a Miami resident, and played at all the R & B clubs in town. Then with Harold Melvin, he was a BLUE NOTE. The 79th street strip was full of clubs and DISCOS, and on my arrival to North Bay Village, I found myself listening to the BLUE NOTES minus TEDDY and HAROLD at THE PLACE FOR STEAKS. That was treat, listening to them without their stars. They were still pretty good. John was a regular at the T.K. studios as well, when he wasn't busy with his group. He will be missed, GOD BLESS.
John T. Atkins was a former member of the Blue Notes which once included Teddy Pendergrass and band leader Harold Melvin, they recorded some of the most memorable club hits of the 70’s including ‘Bad Luck” , “The Love I lost”, “Wake up everybody”, “If you don’t know me by now’ and many others. He died in Miami, Florida and was 54 years old.