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RICHIE PITTS - RIP

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WE HAVE HEARD THE SAD NEWS FROM GAIL, RICHIE PITT'S LONG TIME PARTNER, THAT SOULMAN RICHIE PITTS HAS PASSED THIS MORNING.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE NEXT SOULVILLE SOUL NIGHT WHITEFIELD (SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER 2019) WILL BE DONATED TO GAIL AND THE FAMILY TO HELP WITH FUNERAL COSTS. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS LOVELY MAN AND COME DOWN TO SOULSVILLE.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ONCE THESE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED.

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Mike     4,605

Posted October 17, 2004

Following was posted up in motown legends news article in news/articles

section - thought may be of interest, not sure how well known but so what.

More of his bio can be found at soul weekenders site

visit site and of course can catch him performing at the Motown Legends weekender

Brief soundbite of Ritchie Pitts bio from site

Born in Brooklyn N.Y. Richie's path to fame in the soul world started in the

famous New York group The Velours who had several U.S. hits over the late 50's

and mid '60's. they also recorded the sought after Northern Soul 45 "I'm gonna

change"

Around 1967 the Velours were invited to tour England. On arrival

here they found they were being billed as The Fabulous Temptations ! However

they carried on with the tour of emerging soul clubs like The Twisted Wheel in

Manchester, Clouds in Derby and The Mojo in Sheffield where they went down a

storm often doing 2 or 3 shows a night.

It was at the Mojo where Richie met a young Pete Stringfellow who

suggested the group change their name to The Fantastics. On their second tour of

the U.K. they came back as The Fantastics and went down a storm and decided to

stay !

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I seen the Fantastics circa 69 72 on many occasions they were a very good live act, 

Rip Ritchie Pitts

ML

 

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58 minutes ago, Has said:

WE HAVE HEARD THE SAD NEWS FROM GAIL, RICHIE PITT'S LONG TIME PARTNER, THAT SOULMAN RICHIE PITTS HAS PASSED THIS MORNING.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE NEXT SOULVILLE SOUL NIGHT WHITEFIELD (SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER 2019) WILL BE DONATED TO GAIL AND THE FAMILY TO HELP WITH FUNERAL COSTS. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS LOVELY MAN AND COME DOWN TO SOULSVILLE.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ONCE THESE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED.

Thanks for passing on

Sad news, my deepest condolences to all his family and friends

can view many related topics here

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/search/?q="richie pitts"&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy

RIP Richie

site note - have just expanded the title

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My condolences to Gail, Natt and Johny Pitts , Great friend and a lovely fella.

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Sad news.

RIP Richard.

Ed

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RIP Richard

You gave pleasure with your silky smooth voice to so many people

 

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Very sad news, condolences to his family. Spent many hours with him at Prestatyn. A true gentleman. 
RIP Richie. 

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CAN ANYBODY SEND ME A MP3 OF LOVE IS ONE STEP AWAY FOR A TRIBUTE I AM DOING ON RICHIE ON SUNDAY hassoulman@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

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Very sad news indeed,Richie was a genuine gentleman and he will be sorely missed.

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