Who was Joe Simon and what was his cause of death? Chart-Topping R&B Singer Dead at 85
Who was Joe Simon and what was his cause of death? Chart-Topping R&B Singer Dead at 85: With a heavy heart we are sharing the sudden demise news of popular music artists whose death is a big loss for the music industry. The Grammy-winning R&B singer, Joe Simon whose hits included 1969’s “The Chokin’ Kind” and the year 1972’s “Power Of Love” and other hip-hop classics, peacefully passes away on Monday, 13th December 2021 in his longtime hometown close to Chicago. At the time of his passing, he was 85 years old. As soon as his death news appeared online the entire social media flooded with condolences messages as his fans and closed ones are heartbroken with his sudden passing news. Follow More Update On Khatrimaza.uno
Who was Joe Simon?
Joe Simon was born in Simmesport, he hated picking cotton and that’s why he migrated to Los Angeles to make himself a singer, spending his early years their vagrant and living in a chicken coop. With nothing to do at night, he wrote 30 to 40 songs daily and developed his voice to the point that a label possessor paid him $1,100 to record 4 songs written by others. He brought in local musicians including future funk greats Larry Graham and Sly Stone to play on 1964’s “My Adorable One” which made Simon popular and it became his breakthrough success.
Joe Simon Death Reason
In the year 1968, Simon told Billboard that “I do not want to rush my career. I will take my proper time, as the artist who rushes slight a lot of things.” Nevertheless, the career of Simon moved fastly, as he landed three No. 1s and 14 top 10s on what is now called the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart and a best R&B vocal performance, male Grammy for “The Chokin’ Kind.” He collaborated with Philly Sound hitmakers Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble for 1971’s “Drowning In The Sea Of Love”, then made the theme to 1973’s Cleopatra Jones.
How did Joe Simon die?
At the time of his peak hitmaking period, Simon began his own indie label, Spring and Posse, endorsing funk stars such as Fatback Band and Millie Jackson. Simon was known as “The Mouth of the South” compared to Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and, possibly most aptly, Jackie Wilson. Simon’s grandson, David Simon who is a professional basketball player who toured with Simon towards the end of his R&B career in the 80s says “He had a very unique and distinct voice. You can easily pick his voice out of any crowd.” The cause of his death is not known yet.