Bobby Womack, the multitalented singer-songwriter-guitarist who left an indelible mark on soul and R&B in the 1960s and 1970s, died Friday at the age of 70.
During his career of more than 40 years, Womack had some 50 songs that made the charts, including “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” (No. 2, 1971) or “Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out” (No. 2, 1973).
He started out with his brothers in Cleveland, in a family gospel act, and also wrote one of the early classics of the rock-and-roll era (“It’s All Over Now,” famously covered by the Rolling Stones); became an in-demand session guitarist (for the likes of Aretha Franklin) and songwriter (for Wilson Pickett and others).
In his later years, Womack fought various drug addictions and health problems. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Rolling Stones payed a tribute to their friend Bobby Womack on Saturday
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