Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, and the deeply soulful voice of a generation - died today.
Of all the tributes to the emotional depths that his plaintively husky voice articulated for so many millions of people around the world - the 1986 song "Levi Stubbs' Tears" by an old pal of mine - the British troubadour Billy Bragg - expresses it best.
When the world falls apart
Some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs' tears
Run down his face...
- Billy Bragg
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