Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dies age 70

Only two weeks after performing his last concert, Bobby Womack passes away


by Debrief Staff |
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Some sad news over night, the legendary singer song-writer Bobby Womack has died aged 70.

Bobby Womack was well-known for his soul music and working with the greatest acts of the 20th century. He wrote The Rolling Stones first number one hit "It's All Over Now", played guitar on Aretha Franklin's albums including "Lady Soul" and then inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame" in 2009.

He was also well known for his collaborations with the Gorillaz and frontman Damon Albarn, contributing lyrics to the album 'Plastic Beach' and the song Stylo. He was told to sing whatever came into hs head during the recording of Stylo and said 'I was in there for an hour going crazy about love and politics, getting it off my chest'.

His death comes just two weeks after performing a gig at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee.

He was a truly great soul singer and it's fair to take a guess that a lot of babies would have been made to his groovy music. We're sure that the party people currently at Glastonbury festival will be dancing and singing to jazz and soul in a muddy field in his memory.

Presenter Lauren Laverne who is hosting Glastonbury this year has been posting tributes to the singer on Twitter such as this clip on her BBC show.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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