For some, Bobby Womack is a musical hero behind some of the greatest love songs every written.
For others, he is one of the most villainous characters to darken Pop culture’s corridors.
Why? Find out via this week’s edition of Retro Rewind…
When Cooke was murdered on December 11th 1964, his grieving wife Barbara– who had lost a two year old child two years earlier- was left to fend for herself as a number of powerful figures swarmed around her hoping to gain access to Cooke’s lucrative discography.
Stepping in to support her? 21-year old Womack. They were married three months later.
Horrified, members of Cooke’s grieving family assaulted Womack in a Chicago hotel and were hit with a new a horror years later when they discovered that Womack had taken advantage of Cooke’s then 17-year-old daughter. How Linda responded when she found out Womack had been up to?
She shot him.
Sam Cooke was Bobby Womack’s mentor. Three months after Sam’s death, Bobby married Sam’s widow. Bobby showed up to Sam’s funeral in Sam’s clothes, driving Sam’s car. Sam’s brothers assaulted him. Bobby and his wife divorced because he had an affair with her 18 year old daughter. pic.twitter.com/UK5WsopjIB
— Soccer Mommy (@SHAYMIROQUAI) February 9, 2018
Who can you trust, eh?