Written and produced in 1979 by Philadelphia Super Producers Gamble & Huff , “Turn Off the Lights” was a song that best represented the awe inspiring talent possessed by Teddy Pendergrass, and some say his personality — tender and coaxing yet loving and strong. Pendergrass, the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums. Women flocked to his concerts and he made them swoon with each note. Most notably were the famed stories of women throwing their panties on stage for his attention.

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