Friday, October 17, 2008

Levi Stubbs, R. I. P.

The Four Tops' Levi Stubbs dies at 72 - USATODAY.com: "Levi Stubbs, whose distinctive, rough-hewn voice and pleading vocal style elevated the Four Tops' soul classics to masterpieces, died today at his Detroit home. He was 72.

The Michigan native had been in ill health since being diagnosed with cancer in 1995. A stroke and other health problems led him to stop touring in 2000."

1 comment:

Anders E said...

"Reach Out" is one of the earliest songs I can recall. I was only three when it was a hit so I guess I must have heard it a little later (or did I really memorize it at the age of three?). Anyway, I still consider it one of the greatest songs of all time. It really is perfect.

Btw, Levi was the subject of one of the best tribute songs of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4v8VJ0LRgA

RIP.