R.I.P. Brothers of Soul founder Fred Bridges

(January 19, 2018) We are sad to report to SoulTrackers the death of Fred Bridges, who made a significant contribution to R&B music in the 1950s and 60s through his work as a songwriter and as a co-founder of the group the Brothers of Soul.

Bridges grew up in Detroit and, after serving in the Air Force, worked manual jobs while trying to move the group and his career forward.  

In 1963, Bridges connected with local artists Richard Knight (later replaced by Ben Knight) and Robert Eaton to form a local songwriting and production group – as well as a performing act - which they named The Brothers of Soul.

The group scored their biggest hit in 1968 with "I Guess That Don't Make Me a Loser." They also wrote dozens of songs for other artists.

(January 19, 2018) We are sad to report to SoulTrackers the death of Fred Bridges, who made a significant contribution to R&B music in the 1950s and 60s through his work as a songwriter and as a co-founder of the group the Brothers of Soul.

Bridges grew up in Detroit and, after serving in the Air Force, worked manual jobs while trying to move the group and his career forward.  

In 1963, Bridges connected with local artists Richard Knight (later replaced by Ben Knight) and Robert Eaton to form a local songwriting and production group – as well as a performing act - which they named The Brothers of Soul.

The group scored their biggest hit in 1968 with "I Guess That Don't Make Me a Loser." They also wrote dozens of songs for other artists.

The Brothers of Soul split in the 70s and Bridges went on to serve as road manager for the Four Tops. We send our condolences to Mr. Bridges' family and pay tribute to the great work he provided to music fans around the world

See a more complete biography of Fred Bridges as Soulful Detroit

Thanks to SoulTracker Colton for letting us know about this sad death

 
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