Rob Grill of The Grass Roots Dead at 67

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Rob Grill of The Grass Roots (Bobby BankGetty Images)

Rob Grill of The Grass Roots (Bobby BankGetty Images)

Very sad news this morning, as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rob Grill[/lastfm], the lead singer of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Grass Roots[/lastfm], died yesterday at the age of 67 after suffering a nasty fall a couple of weeks ago.

Grill had been in declining health over the last year.

One of the most popular American bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s, The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Grass Roots[/lastfm] first cracked the Top 10 in 1967 with the hit “Let’s Live for Today.”

“Midnight Confessions” became their biggest hit a year later, which led to a steady run of  smashes that also included “Sooner or Later,” “The River Is Wide,” “Two Divided by Love” and “Temptation Eyes.”  The Grass Roots set a Billboard record, remaining on the singles chart for 302 consecutive weeks between 1967 and ’72.

Rob toured extensively over the past 30 years and was on the bill for this summer’s Happy Together tour. We were going to have Rob on the morning show to promote the tour just a couple weeks ago, but due to his accident, was not able to appear.

Rob’s wife Nancy says that in his memory you can contribute to Cornerstone Hospice of Orlando, Florida or a foster children’s charity.

Let’s remember Rob Grill with one of his best.

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