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RIP Bobby Womack

Saturday 28 June 2014
Words Darren Skene

Yesterday legendary soul singer and songwriter Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack died aged 70. 

Despite his Alzheimer’s diagnosis two years ago, and his past health battles including colon and prostate cancer on top of his substance abuse, his recent good health has meant his death has come as a slight surprise.

Womack’s career has been around for the last 50 years, beginning in the 60s with fellow siblings in The Womack Brothers which Sam Cooke signed to his own personal label. Throughout the years Womack’s distinctive and captivating vocals have graced various genres through soul, gospel, R&B, rock n roll and country.

The man who saaaang hits such as ‘If You Think You’re Lonely Now’, ‘Across 110th Street’ and ‘Woman’s Gotta Have It’ may have passed away, but we all know he’s still going to around. Good music is timeless, and a voice like his, that is unforgettable.

Words: Irune ‘Rue’ Chamberlain