Bobby Womack Dead At 70


The soul legend’s career spanned seven decades.

1. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bobby Womack died Friday at age 70.

xlrecordings.com

 

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but Womack suffered a number of health problems throughout his life, including colon cancer. He underwent surgery for suspected colon cancer in 2012, and diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2013.

2. Womack grew up the son of two musicians in Cleveland, Ohio. Sam Cooke signed Womack and his brothers, who performed as the Womack Brothers, to his SAR Records label in 1960.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IH0DxBIP3wE. youtube.com

The quartet eventually changed their name to the Valentinos and, in 1964, released a song called “It’s All Over Now,” a version of which became a hit for the Rolling Stones in the same year. Just months after Cooke was killed in 1964, Womack married Cooke’s widow Barbara Campbell.

3. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Womack released solo R&B albums, toured with the Faces, and worked as a session musician in Memphis, playing on songs like Sly & the Family Stone’s “Family Affair” and Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.”

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DjydOI4MEIw. youtube.com

In the 80s, he struggled with drug addiction and completed rehab.

4. Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, and began a new wave of his career recently, with 2012 album The Bravest Man in the Universe.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Th2XiEN2Dcg. youtube.com

He was at work this year on a new album, set to feature collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Rod Stewart, and Stevie Wonder.

5. Watch Womack perform “Deep River” in 2012:

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3XNFXWJZvUg. youtube.com

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/naomizeichner/rip-bobby-womack

What's Your Reaction?

Cute
0
Cute
Lol
0
Lol
Love
0
Love
Cry Cry
0
Cry
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Like Like
0
Like
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bobby Womack Dead At 70

log in

Become a part of our community!

reset password

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Trivia quiz
Poll
Story
List
Open List
Ranked List
Meme
Video
Audio
Image