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Charles Bradley has passed away.

Charles Bradley the 'Screaming Eagle of Soul' who acquired that nickname for his raspy voice and intense performances, has died at 68.


Emily Treadgold


Charles Bradley the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” who acquired that nickname for his raspy voice and intense performances, has died at 68. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2016, the cancer spread to his liver and he started cancelling tour dates.

Bradley found fame later in life. He released his debut album “No Time For Dreaming” at age 62. IT was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2011. It was followed by “Victim of Love” and his third and final album “Changes.”

“Whatever I’m doing, I’m putting Charles Bradley into it. I’m putting my spirit into it. If I put my spirit into it, I’m going to let it come out the way it sounds. ”

Bradley was a crowd-favorite and staple at every festival. His voice was raw with emotion, his music echoed that of Motown icons, and his music was important. He would preach about how life is about learning, and how to lose, and how to move on. His performances were mesmerizing and he was a testament to how talent and work ethic pay off, if only later in life. He will be forever missed and remembered.

SOU  RCES
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