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Posts Tagged ‘Afterbach’

Died On This Date (April 15, 2009) Robert Brookins / R&B Singer, Songwriter & Producer

Posted by themusicsover on April 15, 2010

Robert Brookins
October 7, 1962 – April 15, 2009

robert-brookinsRobert Brookins began singing at the tender age of four, and never looked back.  After winning a Motown talent search in 1974, he joined a group called Afterbach whose debut was produced by Earth Wind & Fire’s Maurice and Verdine White.  Brookin’s vocals were featured on George Duke’s self titled release of 1986.   He soon signed to MCA Records for whom he recorded a handful of acclaimed R&B albums.  Over his career he worked with the likes of Stephanie Mills, Deniece Williams, the Whispers, Jeffrey Osbourne, and Bobby Brown. Robert Brookins died of a heart attack at the age of 46.



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