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Pop singer R.B. Greaves has died at the age of 68.  His passing in Los Angeles on September 27th was confirmed by his son.

Greaves scored success in 1969 with his self-penned single "Take A Letter Maria."  The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Greaves was the nephew of gospel and soul singer Sam Cooke.  

You can read more of his career highlights at nytimes.com.

Photo credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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  1. Sorry to hear this. Always liked his original version of "Always Something There To Remind Me."


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