Bobby Womack has died aged 70 just weeks ahead of a festival in Walthamstow which he was due to headline

Soul legend Booby Womack has died just weeks ahead of the festival

Soul legend Booby Womack has died just weeks ahead of the festival

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A soul legend has died just weeks before he was due to headline a festival in Walthamstow.

Bobby Womack, 70, was due to appear at Walthamstow Garden Party in Lloyd Park on July 26.

Mr Womack was a world renowned singer and songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

The cause of death was not announced this weekend but Womack had suffered from cancer and Alzheimer's disease and also battled with drug addiction.

Musicians all over the world including rapper Tyrese, Mariah Carey and Candi Staton have paid tribute to their friend.

Leytonstone's Damon Albarn who worked with the legendary singer Tweeted 'I will see my brother in church'.

Kobo Town, the E17 Jazz Collective and MC Afrikan Boy will play at the free festival this month.

It is not yet known who will take the place of Mr Womack at the event.

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11:33am Mon 30 Jun 14

jonny mash says...

On the cloud of unknowing
My world seems open
Every satellite up here is watching
But I was here from the very start
Trying to find a way to your heart

All the days are forgetting
They've gone out with the tide
Lost at sea somewhere, waiting
Like setting suns at the rodeo
Trying to find someone you'll never know

Oh, sinking love
On the cloud of unknowing
Every satellite up here is watching
Waiting to see what the morning brings
May bring sunshine on its wings
On the cloud of unknowing My world seems open Every satellite up here is watching But I was here from the very start Trying to find a way to your heart All the days are forgetting They've gone out with the tide Lost at sea somewhere, waiting Like setting suns at the rodeo Trying to find someone you'll never know Oh, sinking love On the cloud of unknowing Every satellite up here is watching Waiting to see what the morning brings May bring sunshine on its wings jonny mash
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Megamix says...

R.I.P
R.I.P Megamix
  • Score: 1

3:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Megamix says...

R.I.P
R.I.P Megamix
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

jonny mash wrote:
On the cloud of unknowing
My world seems open
Every satellite up here is watching
But I was here from the very start
Trying to find a way to your heart

All the days are forgetting
They've gone out with the tide
Lost at sea somewhere, waiting
Like setting suns at the rodeo
Trying to find someone you'll never know

Oh, sinking love
On the cloud of unknowing
Every satellite up here is watching
Waiting to see what the morning brings
May bring sunshine on its wings
No, Teardrops was his best record.
[quote][p][bold]jonny mash[/bold] wrote: On the cloud of unknowing My world seems open Every satellite up here is watching But I was here from the very start Trying to find a way to your heart All the days are forgetting They've gone out with the tide Lost at sea somewhere, waiting Like setting suns at the rodeo Trying to find someone you'll never know Oh, sinking love On the cloud of unknowing Every satellite up here is watching Waiting to see what the morning brings May bring sunshine on its wings[/p][/quote]No, Teardrops was his best record. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

9:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Listen to the guitar on Sly Stone's 'Just Like A Baby'. He played it upside down.
Listen to the guitar on Sly Stone's 'Just Like A Baby'. He played it upside down. stickmanny
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

SpursSupporter1 says...

Rest In Peace
Rest In Peace SpursSupporter1
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
jonny mash wrote: On the cloud of unknowing My world seems open Every satellite up here is watching But I was here from the very start Trying to find a way to your heart All the days are forgetting They've gone out with the tide Lost at sea somewhere, waiting Like setting suns at the rodeo Trying to find someone you'll never know Oh, sinking love On the cloud of unknowing Every satellite up here is watching Waiting to see what the morning brings May bring sunshine on its wings
No, Teardrops was his best record.
Yes that was a good tune as well
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonny mash[/bold] wrote: On the cloud of unknowing My world seems open Every satellite up here is watching But I was here from the very start Trying to find a way to your heart All the days are forgetting They've gone out with the tide Lost at sea somewhere, waiting Like setting suns at the rodeo Trying to find someone you'll never know Oh, sinking love On the cloud of unknowing Every satellite up here is watching Waiting to see what the morning brings May bring sunshine on its wings[/p][/quote]No, Teardrops was his best record.[/p][/quote]Yes that was a good tune as well jonny mash
  • Score: -4

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