Most of these legends came from the South, which has a history of producing of soul super-stardom. A majority of these great musicians and singers grew up with the whole family performing gospel in their churches. They all have something in common. Most lived tragic lives fraught with turmoil and most died young. Some were murdered, several died in airplane crashes, and some simply gave up and died of a broken heart, such as one member of the great Supremes.
The point is, these great soul artists and their songs are still relevant today, and will be tomorrow. So many people were affected by “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, or the beautiful “My Girl”. Who has never danced to that one? Never again will the world experience the passion that these artists had for their craft.
They were too good for this world and were far ahead of their time. We will forever continue to celebrate their lives, as well as their music.