Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops has passed away. Here's a nice tribute from Brian Williams of NBC News:
I am still awed by the sheer genius of "Bernadette", three minutes of musical perfection, much of that perfection due to the vocal of Levi Stubbs. (Here's an article I wrote on the 40th anniversary of the song's release.)
Play at least a few Four Tops songs for yourself at your next opportunity, and marvel at how blessed you are that you live in the same time and in the same country that produced such wonders.