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Forehand, Ruby L. "Winters"

(born: 1942  -  died: 2016) Born in Louisville, KY, and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Ruby Winters was a soul singer during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She joined with Johnny Thunder in 1967 for the chart hit "Make Love to Me." In 1969, "I Don't Want to Cry" and "Guess Who" were top 20 hits. Her 1970s hits included "I Will" and singles "Baby Lay Down" and "Come to Me!"

Her birth name was Ruby L. Forehand. She was born January 18, 1942, the daughter of Lucille Inez Bradshaw and Charles Forehand, Jr. Ruby Winters died in Missouri City, TX, on August 7, 2016.

For more see the Ruby Winters entry in All Music Guide to Soul, by V. Bogdanov, et al.; Ruby Winters in Wikipedia; and Ruby Winters Jenkins of Missouri City | 1942-2016 | Obituary [online at].

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NKAA Source: Make love to me (song)
NKAA Source: I don't want to cry (song)
NKAA Source: Guess who (song)
NKAA Source: I will (song & album)
NKAA Source: Baby lay down (song)
NKAA Source: Come to me (song)
NKAA Source: All music guide to soul: the definitive guide to R&B and soul

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