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Monday, October 20, 2008

Levi Stubbs Dies: Lead Singer of the Four Tops

Legendary Motown Records lead singer of the Four Tops, Levi Stubbs, left, died Oct 17 at his home in Detroit, Michigan due to complication from a stroke. He was 72 years old. Although most people probably do not remember what he looks like because he blended into the group [never a Levi Stubbs & The Four Tops], everybody in America knows his distinctive voice. And everybody knows their hit songs:

"Bernadette"

"Baby I Need Your Loving"

"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"

"It's the Same Old Song"

"Reach Out, I'll Be There"

"Standing In The Shadows of Love"

"Ain't No Woman Like The ONe I Got"

"When She Was My Girl"

Mr. Stubbs also played the man-eating plant in the 1986 version of "Little Shop of Horrors."
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