FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, musician Bobby Womack sits with his dogs, a French bull dog named Music, left, and a pug named Wo, posing for a portrait to promote a new album, "The Bravest Man in the Universe," in Los Angeles. Womack, 70, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, June 27, 2014, that the singer died but had no other details to provide. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file) (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)

Bobby Womack

Singer/Songwriter (March 4, 1944-June 27, 2014)

On June 27, 2014, the world lost one of its most distinguished singers and songwriters with the passing of Bobby Womack. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Womack's career spanned nearly six decades in which he wrote and recorded with Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan and Sly Stone, among many others. He was also accomplished on the right-hand guitar, although he was left-handed and would play it upside down. In 2009 Womack, whose gritty baritone was as distinctive as his soulful ballads, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He will be remembered for songs including “Across 110th Street,” “That's the Way I Feel About Cha” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.”  (Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)