Ruby Winters born Ruby Forehand; January 18, 1942 – August 7, 2016 was an American soul singer whose records made the singles charts in both the US and UK in the 1960s and 1970s
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Death
- 3 Chart singles
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Life and career
Winters was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Charles Forehand Jr and Lucille Inez Forehand When Ruby was five, her mother died From that moment on, Ruby was raised by her grandmother, Jeanetta Bradshaw, in Cincinnati, Ohio She had her first minor hit in 1967, a duet with pop singer Johnny Thunder on the song "Make Love To Me", which had previously been a hit in 1954 for Jo Stafford
Recording on the Diamond label, she had several further minor hits in the US in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including "I Don't Want To Cry", "Guess Who", and her cover of the Dick Glasser standard, "I Will" Just as her US chart career was ending, her version of "I Will" became an unexpected hit in Britain on the independent Creole label, where it rose to no 4 on the UK Singles Chart in late 1977 She followed up its success in Britain with several more hits, "Come to Me", "I Won't Mention It Again" and "Baby Lay Down"
In 1979, K-Tel International issued a compilation LP of her songs titled Songbird #NE 1045
Ruby Winters Jenkins, a resident of Missouri City, Texas, died on August 7, 2016, at age 74 She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Yates and Will Jenkins She was survived by her five children
|1967||"Make Love To Me"
Johnny Thunder and Ruby Winters
|"I Want Action"||109||47||-|
|1969||"I Don't Want To Cry"||97||15||-|
|"Just A Dream"||-||40||-|
|1978||"Come To Me"||-||-||11|
|"I Won't Mention It Again"||-||-||45|
|1979||"Baby Lay Down"||-||-||43|
- ^ a b "Obituary for Ruby Winters Jenkins" Allendavecom Retrieved 2016-10-04
- ^ Roberts, David 2006 British Hit Singles & Albums 19th ed London: Guinness World Records Limited p 607 ISBN 1-904994-10-5
- ^ a b Whitburn, Joel 2003 Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 1st ed Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc p 773 ISBN 0-89820-155-1
- ^ "Ruby Winters - Songbird Vinyl, LP" Discogscom Retrieved 2016-10-04
- ^ Whitburn, Joel 1996 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995 Record Research p 489
- ^ Betts, Graham 2004 Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 1st ed London: Collins p 854 ISBN 0-00-717931-6
- Ruby Winters at Allmusic
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