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The Passionate Flair and Reckless Abandon of Bobby Womack

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Bobby Womack was born dirt poor in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1944.  He formed a gospel group with his siblings at a young age.  At just 16, he was asked to move to California after meeting Sam Cooke while touring with the Soul Stirrers.  Cooke helped Womack cross over from gospel to secular music and signed Womack and his siblings to the recently formed SAR Records. Womack and his…

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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack Dead at 70

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Reported by Kacie Whaley “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” singer Bobby Womack, died on Friday at the age of 70.  A representative of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed news of the legend’s death to Rolling Stone, but the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Womack began his music career as a member of Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, a group consisting of him, his brother Curtis,…

How did Sam Cooke really die and why did he die so young?

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Sam Cook helped to transform a generation.  He inspired millions of people black and white to never give up and to believe in their dreams.  Unlike the corporate-owned artists of today who don’t have a conscience, Cook sang about things he believed in and stood with other civil rights heroes like Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. His dedication to black people cost him dearly, but he continues to remain…