Singer-songwriter R.B. Greaves passed away in late September of prostate cancer. He was 68.
I was not aware that he had died until last night when I was watching a YouTube video of him performing his big hit, "Take a Letter Maria" which reached number two on the Billboard charts in 1969.
The nephew of the late Sam Cooke, Greaves also enjoyed minor hits with covers of Bacharach & David's "Always Something There to Remind Me" (which became a much bigger hit for Naked Eyes in the early 1980s), Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale" as well as James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" before disappearing from the public limelight.
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