Bobby Womack dies at 70
Bobby Womack was one of the great soul singers, in a professional career that lasted nearly six decades. He worke with leading musicians ranging from Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone. For many years, he was better known as a songwriter and session musician. The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and Chaka Khan were among the many who recorded his songs and his funky guitar flourishes can be heard on records by Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin.
Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the third of five brothers.