Bobby Womack married Sam Cooke’s widow just three months after he passed away

Published On July 1, 2014 | By Admin | Afro pic 70s, Entertainment, The latest posts, Uncategorized

Bobby Womack was born dirt poor in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1944.  He formed a gospel group with his siblings at a young age.  At just 16, he was asked to move to California after meeting Sam Cooke while touring with the Soul Stirrers.  Cooke helped Womack cross over from gospel to secular music and signed Womack and his siblings to the recently formed SAR Records.

Womack and his siblings became known as the Valentinos, and their first hit single was “Looking for a Love.”  The song helped the group land a spot opening for James Brown’s tour, and in 1964, Womack helped the group co-compose their next hit, “It’s All Over Now.”  After Cooke was shot and killed outside of a Los Angeles motel, SAR Records folded and the group disbanded.

In 1968 Womack signed with Minit Records and produced his first solo album Fly Me to the Moon.  Womack began working with such legendary rock musicians as Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone.  He produced two more albums with Minit Records and later signed with United Artists.

He released the albums Communication and Understanding earning him multiple hits.  His success continued through the early 70s, but began to stall after his brother Harry’s death.

In 1981, Womack churned out one of his most notable songs, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” which was his first R&B top ten single since the 1976 single “Daylight.”

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