Thursday, October 4, 2012

RIP: Singer R. B. Greaves Dies at 68.

If you are a fan of soul music, you have heard of the song “Take a Letter Maria,” sung by the artist R.B. Greaves. Unfortunately, this talented artist passed away this past Thursday (September 27th, 2012).

R.B. Greaves (Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III) was born in Georgetown, Guyana on an American Air Force base, and at the age of 20, moved to London, England. While in England, Greaves started up his musical career under the name of Sonny Childe.

In 1969, Greaves released the single “Take a Letter Maria”. The song reached the #2 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

After Greaves’ success with “Take a Letter Maria,” Greaves began to cover many other songs as singles, such as: “Always Something There to Remind Me”.

R.B. Greaves died at the age of 68 on September 27th, 2012.

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