Singer Johnny Bristol Dies at 65

posted 2004-03-25 11:01:44 by arnoldam

Producer, songwriter and singer Johnny Bristol, who worked with almost everyone, including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye has died.

Bristol had a hit as a solo act in 1974 with the song "Hang On In There Baby." But most music fans will remember him for the work he did behind the scenes for other acts over the decades.

Bristol died Sunday at his home near Detroit at age 65.

Born in North Carolina, Bristol moved on to make a name for himself in the motor city.

He recorded the original version of "Someday We'll Be Together" and sang backup vocals on Diana Ross and the Supremes' 1969 version of the song, which became a hit.

He also produced or wrote songs for Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops and Junior Walker.

He was married for a time to Iris Gordy, the niece of Motown founder Berry Gordy.