Monday, July 11, 2011

A Farewell

Today, the music world lost another great rock classic, Rob Grill of The Grass Roots. Lead singer and bassist of one of the most popular groups in the late 60s/early 70s, Grill passed away at the age of 67 after suffering a head injury caused by a stroke. During their peak from 1967 to 1975, they charted 29 singles, 13 of which went gold followed by two gold albums and two platinum albums. While the band's personnel changed over the decades, Grill remained the point of focus throughout the years, even touring with the band on "oldies" tours, as well as appearing with the group again in 2008. Grill was also a songwriter, composing 16 songs for The Grass Roots and for his solo album. For TV in 1970 (the era of even longer hair), here are The Grass Roots performing a medley of the some of their biggest hits including "Wait a Million Years" (U.S. #15, 1969), "Midnight Confessions" (#5, 1968), "Let's Live For Today" (#8, 1967), and "Temptations Eyes" (#15, 1970).

Be sure to revisit past posts featuring The Grass Roots.

Farewell, Rob Grill. Your legendary voice will never be forgotten.

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