The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late Bobby Womack who died Friday at the age of 70. For those who aren’t aware, it was Womack who gave the Stones their first number one hit with “It's All Over Now” in 1964. And it was that song they performed in his honor in Belgium on Saturday night.
Of his passing, the Rolling Stones issued the following statement:
"Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us. He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend."
Separately, Ronnie Wood added:
"I'm so sad to hear about my friend Bobby Womack ~ the man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes with his passing. My heart goes out to his family & friends and everyone who loved his music. Bobby you will be greatly missed xx"