Grass Roots Singer Rob Grill Passes
July 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM (PT)
ROB GRILL, former singer for the '60s band THE GRASS ROOTS, died MONDAY while the band performed on the "Happy Together Tour" featuring THE TURTLES, MARK LINDSAY of PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS, THE ASSOCIATION and THE BUCKINGHAMS, reports a LEHIGH VALLEY blog.
GRILL died in an ORLANDO, FL., hospital from complications from an earlier stroke. After his stroke, GRILL had fallen and suffered a head injury a few days ago. Reportedly, he was in the arms of his wife, listening to "Live For Today," reportedly his favorite GRASS ROOTS song.
GRILL had to leave the Happy Together Tour for the hospital a little over a month ago, but "there were signs he had been improving in the past few days," bassist MARK DAWSON said. "We were shocked to get the call."
He announced the passing of the 67-year-old singer from the stage during its next performance, in BETHLEHEM, PA. "We may have lost one great friend, but heaven gained an exceptional singer," DAWSON told the audience. "We say God bless you, and ROB says the show must go on."
Besides "Live For Today," THE GRASS ROOTS created such hits as "Midnight Confessions" and "Temptation Eyes."