Soul singer Al Goodman dies at 67

Al Goodman, a baritone who performed on several soul and pop hits in the 1970s, including “Love on a Two-Way Street” and “Special Lady,” has died. He was 67.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Al Goodman, a baritone who performed on several soul and pop hits in the 1970s, including “Love on a Two-Way Street” and “Special Lady,” has died. He was 67. Family members say Goodman died Monday (July 26) from complications during surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. Goodman first gained attention with The Moments when “Love on a Two-Way Street” topped the R&B chart in 1970 and reached No. 3 on the pop chart. They went on to record several other hits, including “All I Have” and “Sexy Mama,” before leaving the Stang label in 1979. They then changed their name to Ray, Goodman & Brown and released “Special Lady,” which topped the soul charts and reached No. 5 pop. The Jackson, Miss., native moved to the New York at 19 and found work as a sound mixer at an Englewood recording studio. He was selected to join The Moments after studio officials heard him singing while he worked. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta, and five children. A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 2, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. Photo: (Goodman in center)

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