The ten-time Grammy-winner was born Yvette Stevens on 23 March 1953.
The group's 1976 R&B hit would be hugely influential on Rodgers as he crafted a 1980s Bowie smash.
One of the most memorable open-air events of the decade turned into a triumph for the visiting Californian heroes.
The clip for the R&B diva's single collaboration with Switch is directed by the acclaimed Kim Gehrig.
The vital presence of women of soul in the history of R&B, from Nina Simone to Jessie Ware, is commemorated in the new UMC compilation ‘Soul Sisters.’
There were few funkier or more soulful bands in the 1970s and ‘80s than Rufus. We pick out 20 of their finest moments on record.
The 40th anniversary of a fine album by Rufus, one of the great soul and funk act of the 1970s, is the perfect opportunity to reDiscover ‘Rufusized.’
The death of Bobby Womack may not come as entirely surprising news, given his poor health of recent years and the fact that he had been diagnosed with both cancer and Alzheimer’s...