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"Leave Well Enough Alone" singer Dee Harvey dies

     

Former Motown recording artist Dee Harvey has died at age 47.  Harvey recorded the R&B hit "Leave Well Enough Alone" in 1991 and the associated album, Just As I Am.

Harvey was born and raised in Memphis, and began singing as a pre-teen. While "Leave Well Enough Alone" gave him his star moment, most of his career was spent supporting other artists, particularly Rod Stewart, for whom Harvey was a background singer. He also worked with Aaron Neville and Dionne Warwick among others.  He also had a role and sang in the Robert Townsend hit movie, The Five Heartbeats.