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RIP Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops

October 18, 2008

I hope this is the last time in a while I have to write about the loss of another great one.

Levi Stubbs, the great voice of Motown’s Four Tops, died Friday at the age of 72 in Detroit.

The Four Tops were unique in that the original lineup remained intact for five decades. When you went to see the Four Tops perform you were assured of seeing the real deal.

They had over 20 top-40 hits, including these:
(You might not recognize each song by the title I’m sure you know each one)

Reach Out, I’ll Be There
It’s the Same Old Song
Baby I Need Your Loving
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Standing in the Shadows of Love
Bernadette
When She Was My Girl
Without the One You Love (Life’s Not Worthwhile)
I Got a Feeling
Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)

And my favorite Four Tops tune, Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve got).
Full MP3 here.

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