From the artist’s Philly.com obituary:
T.J. TINDALL, 65, the legendary Philly Soul guitarist on 38 gold and platinum hits, including the O’Jays’ “Back Stabbers” and the Trammps’ “Disco Inferno,” died Tuesday after a long, private battle with cancer.
Mr. Tindall, whose bronze plaque is on the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame on Broad Street, played guitar for Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records sessions band, MFSB, at Sigma Sound Studios during the legendary duo’s ’70s hit-making heyday.
The Trenton-born Mr. Tindall, who played with a galaxy of soulful stars from the Chambers Brothers to Bonnie Raitt, retired in the ’80s to run the Light Gallery design business started by his late father, Toussic Allen, in the Princeton area…
Tindall, who was born in Trenton and moved to nearby Pennington in his teens, was a member of local bands Galaxies IV and Edison Electric before becoming an in-demand session musician.