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Four Tops' Lead Singer Levi Stubbs dies 71

Levi Stubbles (June 6, 1936 - October 17, 2008), better known by the stage name, Levi Stubbs, was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the famed Motown R&B group The Four Tops.

Death of Levi Stubbles
Levi Stubbles died October 17, 2008 at his home in Detroit after a long serious illness including cancer and a stroke -- that forced him to stop performing in 2000. Levi Stubbles was 72 years old at the time of his death

The Four Tops
Stubbs began his professional singing career with friends Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton to form the Four Aims in 1954. Two years later, the group changed their name to the Four Tops. The group began as a supper-club act before finally signing to Motown Records in 1963; by the end of the decade, The Four Tops had over a dozen hits to their name.

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Re: Four Tops' Lead Singer Levi Stubbs dies 71

I remember listening to The Four Tops 20-30 years ago (70's - 80's). I was thinking "Wow, pretty good oldies" "The guys must be very old by now". Now that I look back, Levi was in his 40's at that time. Funny how my perception changes as I get older.

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