Ronald Khalis, left, and Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool & The Gang unveil the "BE KOOL" billboard with members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Jersey City, NJ. The event kicked off a national advocacy campaign encouraging you
Kool and the Gang perform at "Rachael's Big Block Party" hosted by Rachael Ray outside Wrigley Field, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in Chicago. The block party will air on "The Rachael Ray Show," during the fourth season premiere week of September 14. (AP Photo/
(AURN) -- On the hills of his 62nd birthday, Robert Kool Bell celebrates more than 50 years in the music industry as part of the group Kool & the Gang. The group started making hit records in 1961.