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Just heard the news ,  a little sketchy, but apparently true  . 
  Very sad news, humble guy , when I chatted to him at Hinckley 

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It's on his facebook page and was announced yesterday by his niece https://www.facebook.com/al.kent.7773 (I don't think you need to be on facebook to read it) RIP Sir TFTM My youth

Sorry.. This. 

Discogs also posted his passing.    Besides his great singles, as Al Hamilton he wrote many classic tunes- "Hungry For Love", "Real Humdinger", "Headline News" , "Stop Her On Sight", "You're My M

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RIP

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RIP, a loss to us all. 

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If its true, it certainly is a sad event.

TWYBAL was very prominent in my early years on the scene, and even now has that haunting message everytime I hear it.

RIP Mr Hamilton.

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can anyone confirm this sad news

with a link to the source if possible

thanks

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1 hour ago, Mike said:

can anyone confirm this sad news

with a link to the source if possible

thanks

It's on his facebook page and was announced yesterday by his niece

https://www.facebook.com/al.kent.7773

(I don't think you need to be on facebook to read it)

RIP Sir TFTM

My youth and still love it 

 

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24 minutes ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

It's on his facebook page and was announced yesterday by his niece

https://www.facebook.com/al.kent.7773

(I don't think you need to be on facebook to read it)

RIP Sir TFTM

thanks Alan

the announcement is not showing here at all but as you say the niece has posted 

Rip Al

Below was written/posted back in 2016 @Rob Moss

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R.I P. Al Kent ....Sir.

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Discogs also posted his passing.

   Besides his great singles, as Al Hamilton he wrote many classic tunes- "Hungry For Love", "Real Humdinger", "Headline News" , "Stop Her On Sight", "You're My Mellow" and many 45's for the Fantastic Four.

R.I.P. Al !! 

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R.I.P. Mr Kent 

I got "You got to pay the price" in my first Blues and soul  Soul Pack many years ago along with 00 soul And A few Fantastic four singles all on Ric Tic

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Met him at Chris Kings Ric-Tic revival at the Notts Palais. True gent RIP. 

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10 hours ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

It's on his facebook page and was announced yesterday by his niece

https://www.facebook.com/al.kent.7773

(I don't think you need to be on facebook to read it)

RIP Sir TFTM

My youth and still love it 

 

What a track ,100% top draw 

class

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Sorry to hear this sad news.  Last of The Hamilton Brothers.  I start to feel old, remembering that Bobby and Ronny were just kids when I first started listening to music in the early 1950s.  They (Bobby and Ronny (Al was too young then) had a group back then called The Nitecaps, and were signed by RCA, and placed on their Groove Records subsidiary.  Then they moved to New York.  Al followed them, and started writing songs and singing, and got a few local recording deals with local labels.  I loved his song, "Am I The Man", he wrote for Jackie Wilson, who all 3 brothers had known from back in Detroit.  Al recorded it, himself , and it was picked up by Chess.  It was very nice, too.  Of course, I love Al's songwriting, producing and singing for Golden World/Ric Tic/Wingate Records.

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A huge loss, 'the way you been acting lately' one of my early purchases from Wigan, £5 around 1976. Still gives me goosebumps, as does this. https://youtu.be/9U4Z1OpamRQ 

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Sorry.. This. 

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On 01/06/2021 at 09:21, Mike said:

can anyone confirm this sad news

with a link to the source if possible

thanks

Yes His Niece (Toni, rob Reccos Daughter) called me, early monday morning. He had been ill with Parkinsons diesease, for a number of years.. but hadnt been to well over the weekend, he refused to go in hospital has he was due to go in last wednesday for a follow up procdeure to a prostrate problem..

Al will be sadly missed by all who knew him..

 

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On 03/06/2021 at 01:11, Robbk said:

Sorry to hear this sad news.  Last of The Hamilton Brothers.  I start to feel old, remembering that Bobby and Ronny were just kids when I first started listening to music in the early 1950s.  They (Bobby and Ronny (Al was too young then) had a group back then called The Nitecaps, and were signed by RCA, and placed on their Groove Records subsidiary.  Then they moved to New York.  Al followed them, and started writing songs and singing, and got a few local recording deals with local labels.  I loved his song, "Am I The Man", he wrote for Jackie Wilson, who all 3 brothers had known from back in Detroit.  Al recorded it, himself , and it was picked up by Chess.  It was very nice, too.  Of course, I love Al's songwriting, producing and singing for Golden World/Ric Tic/Wingate Records....

 

 

 

Robb, Eugene (Ronnie) is still with us, hes now known as Abu, after a change in religion

 

 

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Oh pretty lady,and you got to pay the price,two great instramentals,i purchased in the 70s (still got em) that bring back some of my great soul night memories,r i p,mr al kent,and THANK YOU for what you have done for the scene

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