Tuesday, October 02, 2012

R. B. Greaves, R. I. P.

R. B. Greaves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Ronald Bertram Aloysius "R. B." Greaves III (born November 28, 1944, Georgetown, Guyana, died September 27, 2012) is a singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single "Take a Letter Maria". A #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, this single sold one million copies and earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Greaves also had a Top 40 pop hit a year later with "Always Something There to Remind Me". R.B. Greaves passed away in Los Angeles, California on September 27, 2012 at the age of 67.


Deb said...

A two-hit wonder then?

Fred Blosser said...

Sad news. "Take a Letter Maria" was on Vol. 1 of Rhino Records' multi-volume "didn't It Blow Your Mind" series of great soul music from the 1970s. Greaves, the Delfonics, the Main Ingredient, Sylvia, Billy Paul, Brook Benton, Friends of Distinction, Ronnie Dyson, Brenda and the Tabulations etc -- wonderful timeless music.