What people said about rest_in_peace’s jam The Whole World Is A Stage

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7 years, 11 months ago

rest_in_peace

Ralph Pruitt was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in about 1939. Ralph and his brother Joseph, plus James Epps and Wallace Childs, formed the Detroit R&B/soul group the 'Fantastic Four' in 1965. Their first single on Ric-Tic, "The Whole World Is a Stage" (featured in this Jam), was their lone huge hit, peaking at No. 6 on the R&B charts in 1967. It got heavy airplay on Detroit's R&B stations, and also got a lot of crossover play on Detroit/Windsor's 'CKLW' station.

7 years, 11 months ago

rest_in_peace

Their next release, "You Gave Me Something (And Everything's Alright)", reached No. 12 that same year. Motown eventually purchased Ric-Tic, and the 'Fantastic Four' (named after the Marvel Comics heroes) had another Top 20 R&B hit with "I Love You Madly", which came out in 1968 and was also issued on Soul. Childs and Ralph Pruitt later departed, and were replaced by Cleveland Horne and Ernest Newsome.

7 years, 11 months ago

rest_in_peace

Both Horne and Epps died in the year 2000, and Ralph Pruitt later revived the band as "The New Fantastic Four", making an appearance with them in 2013. Ralph Pruitt died of natural causes on June 3rd 2014 at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, aged 74. He was divorced from his wife Nedra, and is survived by her, four daughters and one son. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140604/OBITUARIES/306040108/Ralph-Pruitt-last-original-member-Detroit-s-Fantastic-Four-dies