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Levi Stubbs

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Birth name Levi Stubbs
Nationality USA
Birth 6 june 1936 at Detroit (USA)
Death 17 october 2008 (at 72 years) at Detroit (USA)

Levi Stubbs (June 6, 1936 – October 17, 2008) was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops, a band known for a variety of Motown hit records and other songs created in the 1960s and 1970s. The power of Stubbs' emotional, often dramatic vocals have received praise from many critics over the years; for example, Allmusic's Ed Hogan has remarked that Stubbs' had a "pleading urgency in his voice that perfectly captured the longing anxiousness of the songs written by the producing trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland". As well, War band member Lonnie Jordan told he felt "blessed" to meet Stubbs and thought that the Four Tops singer's "voice was so good he was just, like, from another planet."

He was also a voice artist in film and animated television series, most famously having provided the voice of the alien plant in the 1986 comedic horror film Little Shop of Horrors (an adaption of the stage musical of the same name) as well as Mother Brain in the 1989 TV series Captain N: The Game Master. Stubbs was admired by his peers for his impressive vocal range, having influenced many later pop and soul artists such as Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates.

Stubbs had five children. Living in Detroit, Michigan for much of his life, including his last days, he was married to Clineice Stubbs for over forty years until his death. His last performance was at the Four Tops' "50th Anniversary Concert" on July 28, 2004 at the Detroit Opera House.


Levi Stubbs and his wife Clineice were married from 1960 until his death. The couple had five children.

Stubbs features in Billy Bragg's 1986 song, "Levi Stubbs' Tears," about a woman whose Four Tops album brings her comfort through difficult times. The chorus goes:

"When the world falls apart, some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs' tears run down his face."

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Howard Ashman
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James Belushi
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Frank Oz
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Filmography of Levi Stubbs (1 films)

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Little Shop of Horrors, 1h34
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Musical theatre, Horror, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, Levi Stubbs
Roles the voice of Audrey II, an evil and profane flytrap-like extraterrestrial plant with plans to take over the planet.
Rating69% 3.498763.498763.498763.498763.49876
In September 1963, Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) and his colleague, Audrey (Ellen Greene), work at Mushnik's Flower Shop, lamenting they cannot escape the slums of New York City, living in a run-down, beat up neighborhood referred to as "Skid Row." Struggling from a lack of customers, Mr. Mushnik (Vincent Gardenia) prompts to close the store, only for Audrey to suggest displaying an unusual plant Seymour owns. Immediately attracting a customer, Seymour explains he bought the plant, which he dubbed "Audrey II", from a Chinese flower shop during a solar eclipse. Attracting business to Mushnik's shop, the plant soon starts dying, worrying Seymour. Accidentally pricking his finger, he then discovers Audrey II needs human blood to thrive.