PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two icons of the Philadelphia music scene were honored Saturday night by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

After 40 years in the music business Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, founding members of The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) were honored at a black tie gala with the organization’s lifetime achievement award.

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The two men are seen as legendary figures in the local music scene, having produced numerous number one hits.

Gamble reflected on what made TSOP so successful, “…that it was a great team of people working together, and that’s how we were so prolific, is that we competed with each other, and we had some of the greatest writers you could think of.”

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Those in attendance were there for a night of dining and dancing, and as attendee David Neff says, the event was a great way to pay homage.

“Day to day a lot of people forget their heritage, the world class musical heritage that these guys have given Philadelphia”

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Reported By Dan Wing, KYW Newsradio