R.I.P. Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer dead at 70

R.I.P. Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer dead at 70

Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (/ˈwmæk/;)(March 4, 1944 – June 28, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.[3] An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical groupThe Valentinos and as Sam Cooke‘s backing guitarist, Womack’s career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&Bsoulrock and rolldoo-wopgospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones‘ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth‘s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love“, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha“, “Woman’s Gotta Have It“, “Harry Hippie“, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now“.

In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[4]

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