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R.i.p. Marvin Junior - The Mighty Mighty Dells magazine cover

Have just got word that Marvin Junior passed away this afternoon.

 

We have known for a while that he was ill.

 

Our sympathies to all his family and friends.

 

One of the greatest voices in Soul Music.

 

A great loss to us all.

 

 

 

Marvin died from kidney failure and had a weak heart, his son Marvin Junior Jr. says his father died surrounded by family in his home in Harvey around 3:15 pm on Wednesday afternoon.

 

He leaves such an incredible legacy.

 

 

R.I.P Marvin Junior.

 

 

 

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Always Together.

 

Sean




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Yes, unquestionably one of the greatest voices in Soul Music.

 

And the Dells were, in my humble opinion,  the greatest vocal group in Soul Music history bar none, and that includes the Temptations, Four Tops, Impressions, Isleys etc.

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Very sad to hear this. One of the greatest groups ever with such a deep catalogue !

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Gutted, but as Sean stated we knew he was very poorly, still don't make it any easier, The Dells are the greatest vocal group ever, very versatile, but, for me when they got down and deep they were an unmoveable force, Teddy Pendergrass said in his book the first time he heard Marvin Junior live his voice shook the building, testament itself from one of the genuine greats

 

Kev

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A voice that is synonymous with 'soul' to me....since I first heard him...way back in my youth.  RIP Marvin

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Knowing he was ill, I was dreading waking up to this news one day.

An incredible vocal talent, the like of which is extremely unlikely to be surpassed.

Sympathy to his family and friends, what a sad day for our music.

In hindsight, had I needed to I would have paid a King's ransome to witness them at Trentham.

R.I.P. Marvin Junior

Mark R

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Sad news for one of the mainstays of the world's finest vocal group,so priveleged to have witnessed the sheer majesty of that"voice" at Trentham Gardens,RIP Marvin,your music will live on. 

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so sad, a voice i have been listening to most of my life, what a legacy of true soul music he has helped to create, R.I.P.  thank you so much for your music.

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Very sad news. One of the richest and most soulful voices I have ever been privileged to hear. I'm off to play some of their records to remember his legacy.

Rip Marvin.

Dave

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THE VOICE that shook trentham gardens! that night he had to have a stool to sit on, came on stage with the help of sticks.bad hips i think....he began to sing... i needed the stool and sticks as my legs buckled as he hit them notes. sensational voice. dells at trentham, best ever live performance in the uk??  debate! sorry no debate. sing a rainbow= marvins voice.  

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Truly one of the best powerful soul voices, so sad today R.I.P Marvin

 

 

 

HIs and the Dells legacy will stay in my corner forever.

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I can only echo what has been said before- One of the first vocal groups I heard  that got me into soul music so this loss does hit the heartstrings.

My thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

RIP Marvin

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"The Voice" !

 

Such a great loss to soul music. He'll be greatly missed but his music will live with us forever!

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Very sad news,for me the standard/Level for brilliant/Awesome is The Dells,anybody who gets near them has done well. We will never  see/Hear of that quality again. R.i.p Marvin Jr.

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One of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Incredible power, control and emotion. A legend is dead, but the music lives on.

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The King is Dead.

Always Together, one of their finest moments and the perfect epitaph.

So Sad. Will play every album over the course of the next week with a fine Malt and savour life, and soul music epitomised.

RIP xxx

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You win some, you lose some; I've lost and I've learned

It's just that I'm so lonely with no place to turn
And here at the end, I find...the love we had stays on my mind

 

I never, never will forget you

Goodbye Marvin Junior

 

Paul

 

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another great soul legend gone but his music will live on in our hearts R.I.P. Marvin Junior

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RIP Marvin Junior, what a voice, so many great tracks Dells tracks to choose from

 

one of my favorites is Don't Trick Me Treat Me

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Stay In My Corner the 1968 version. The be all and end all of Soul music

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Blue, blue my world is blue.............

 

Rest In Peace Marvin a true Legend

 

John

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Stunned!!!

RIP Marvin Junior

This delivery by Marvin Junior always makes me feel warm...

Andy and Susanne

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it is Sad that this great singer has died

but im thankfull that he give his talent and voice to great music to give us so much pleasure and his music is still with us forever

 

Geeooordie

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God bless you Marvin, you were mighty mighty.

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RIP Marvin. So much range of great music and a depth of quality.

 

I Touched a Dream when I listened to your voice.

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very sad news my sympathies  goes to his family and friends.....,,...(.the dells make sure)........... (run for cover)  love both trackes makes the hairs stand up on my neck..best regards dave

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Sad news indeed, 2 of the greatest singers ever, Levi stubbs & now Marvin junior sadly no longer with us,

R.I.P Marvin

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Farewell Marvin. Like most here you touched me with your talent.

 

You will always be......

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The vocal and production on "it's all up to you" awesome and what a performance at Trentham Gardens.,one of the best soul groups of all time.

RIP Marvin your voice will be sadly missed by all.

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The vocal and production on "it's all up to you" awesome and what a performance at Trentham Gardens.,one of the best soul groups of all time.

RIP Marvin your voice will be sadly missed by all.

'Its all up to you' is my favourite track by them, it just has everything. Stunning piece of music. RIP Marvin, you've left some legacy

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Unfortunately I think Chuck Barksdale is very ill as well, this is indeed a sad time for all but I hope Chuck recovers from his illness 

 

The Mighty Mighty Dells - wish I could have seen them more than the once at Trentham

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wot a great loss one of my all time soul groups lots of dells tunes in the studio so on tues show me and maz will play a few in memory of a great man rip

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My favourite singer of all time... his voice has melted me a thousand times.  What a legacy to leave behind for all who loved him and appreciated his brilliance

 

Sonia x

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"Overnight(something so right, went so wrong)" :( R.I.P Marvin

Dave L

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Some soul singers set the standard. Then there are the few who raise the bar.

Thank you for the memories Marvin Junior

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