Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Levi Stubbs (1936 - 2008)
The Four Tops: 'Reach Out, I'll Be There' (1966)
The Four Tops: 'It's The Same Old Song' (1965)
Just after Isaac Hayes and Norman Whitfield, another great soul man is gone. Levi Stubbs (born as Levi Stubbles; 6 June 1936 – 17 October 2008), the lead vocalist for Motown's legendary R&B group The Four Tops, has passed away. He was also the subject of Billy Bragg's song 'Levi Stubb's Tears'.
Also gone: Neal Hefti (29 October 1922 - 11 October 2008), who wrote the memorable theme music to the 1960s campy TV series version of Batman.