Singer and producer, Leon Haywood died on Tuesday at the age of 74. In the 1960s and ’70s Haywood scored a substantial number of hits on the R& B charts such as “It’s Got to Be Mellow” (1967) and “Believe Half of What You See
(And None of What You Hear)” (1974). His biggest Seventies crossover pop chart hits included; “Keep It in the Family” (1974) and “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You” (1975).
“Haywood began his career as a blues musician before achieving success in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in the soul, R&B and funk genres. Haywood charted 20 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the No. 2 hit ‘Don’t Push It Don’t Force It’…”
Raise a glass for Mr. Haywood. Thank you for the music!