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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke's backup band in the early '60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and composing music that broke onto the pop charts, has died. He was 70. Womack was upset when his first hit song, 1964's "It's All Over Now," became a much bigger hit when recorded by the Rolling Stones. "I was very upset about it," Womack said in an interview. "It was like, 'They stole my song.' I stopped being upset when we got our first royalty check. That changed everything."


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An icon of American Music has died. It is impossible to estimate his influence on soul, rock and pop music. He recorded with a diverse group of artists from Sam Cooke to Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones and even recently with Lana Del Rey and Gorillaz.

He will be missed.


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RIP soulman.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-27 09:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bobby Womack - Harry Hippie

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-27 09:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bobby Womack - If you think you're lonely now

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-27 10:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bobby Womack-It's All Over Now


RIP. Say hello to Sam.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-28 02:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Slowly, one by one, all the old R&B icons are going away. I suppose this is the way my dad felt when Jim Reeves, Hank Williams and Hank Snow died.

Bobby Womack - I wish he didn't trust me so much

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-28 08:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm surprised he was only 70.

#6 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-06-28 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will be playing my Across 110th Street vinyl tonight with a tear in my eye. RIP.

#7 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-06-28 12:58 PM | Reply | Flag:


Lots of good times. RIP.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-06-28 03:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

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