For 20 years, beginning in the early 1970s, Roscoe Gorham ran Roscoe’s Lounge, a popular Roxbury club where future R&B group New Edition played its first gig, and members of New Kids on the Block performed under his watchful eye. Mr. Gorham was one of the executive producers of New Edition’s first hit single, “Candy Girl,” and he was know for his generosity in an often unforgiving business. “Roscoe was supportive of everyone,” said the musician and producer Maurice Starr.
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