The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul singer Bobby Womack. The band posted a message on their official website in response to the news that Womack had died on Thursday (June 27), aged 70. The Rolling Stones released a UK No 1 cover of the song "It's All Over Now" in 1964, which was originally recorded by Womack’s group, The Valentinos.

The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul singer Bobby Womack.

The band posted a message on their official website in response to the news that Womack had died on Thursday (June 27), aged 70.

The Rolling Stones released a UK No 1 cover of the song “It’s All Over Now” in 1964, which was originally recorded by Womack’s group, The Valentinos.

“Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us,” said the message. “He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend.”

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Damon Albarn, who coaxed Womack back into the musical spotlight after a long break by asking him to record a track for the third Gorillaz album ‘Plastic Beach’, paid tribute to the singer yesterday (June 28), tweeting “I will see my brother in church.”

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