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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." read more


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