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Bobby Womack
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Bobby Womack performing "Stylo" with Mos Def and Gorillaz.
Background information
Birth name Robert Dwayne Womack
Born (1944-03-04)March 4, 1944
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died June 27, 2014(2014-06-27) (aged 70)
Tarzana, California, United States
Genres Gospel, R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, funk, deep soul, soul blues, country soul, rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, instrumentalist, sideman
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1952–2014
Labels XL Recordings
Pennant, SAR, Him, Checker, United Artists, Minit, Beverly Glen Music, The Right Stuff, Solar, MCA, Columbia, Castle, Indigo Records
Associated acts The Valentinos, Patti LaBelle, Sam Cooke, Cecil Womack, Womack and Womack, Mary Wells, Gorillaz

Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack ( March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Early life

Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the third of five brothers. His younger brothers were musicians Cecil (1947-2013) and Harry (1945-1974).


Womack's styles of music included: R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. He worte and recorded The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now". As a singer, he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street" and "You Think You're Lonely Now". He was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Family and personal life

In 1965, Womack married Sam Cooke's widow Barbara Campbell. The couple had a son who died in 1988. The couple divorced in 1976. Womack had a son and daughter by his third wife. He had two sons by another woman. His brother Cecil married Linda Womack, the daughter of Sam Cooke and Barbara Campbell.


Womack died on June 27, 2014 at the age of 70 in Tarzana, California. The cause of death is not known. He had diabetes, prostate cancer, heart disease, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.

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