R&B singer Wo­mack dies

Taranaki Daily News - - World -

Los Angeles – Bobby Wo­mack, a colourful R&B singer-song­writer who in­flu­enced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Al­barn has died, aged 70.

Wo­mack’s pub­li­cist, Sonya Kolowrat, said on Satur­day that the singer had died, but she could pro­vide no other de­tails.

With an in­com­pa­ra­ble voice few could match, Wo­mack was a stir­ring singer and gui­tarist in his own right and a pow­er­ful song­writer whose hits such as Across 110th Street, If You Think You’re Lonely Now and I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of fu­ture stars in rock’n’roll and R&B.

Mu­si­cian Peter Gabriel said he was sad­dened by Wo­mack’s death. ‘‘His songs and his voice have been so much a part of the fab­ric of so many mu­si­cal lives.’’

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