Another legend leaves us today. Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, has passed away at the age of 72. The Four Tops were a legendary Motown group, unique not just for their era-defining sound, but also for being one of the few groups to survive almost five decades with all of the original members. I shudder to think what popular music would have looked like if this one group of four men had never existed. Their music defined a sound that would go on to define a massive movement in rock and R&B, influencing countless bands and genres that followed them.
RIP, Levi. You gave this world some of the best music that it has ever heard. Thank you for the gift.