Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday, said Sonya Kolowrat, his publicist with XL Recordings. Womack was 70.
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Womack's career spanned more than 50 years, including stints as a recording artist in the early 1960s, as lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos, and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist.
Womack wrote numerous hits songs recorded by artists such as Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones, including the Stones' first No. 1 hit in Britain, "It's All Over Now."