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Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

Published on Jun 28, 2014 4:21 PM
Bobby Womack performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Oct 8, 2010. - PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died on Friday aged 70, a spokesman said.

Womack wrote a string of R&B staples including It’s all Over Now - which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones and Lookin’ For A Love.

The singer started out performing with his brothers in the 1950s and later a band called the Valentinos. He also wrote songs and played guitar for artists including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.

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