While Damon Albarn pays his respects...
The Rolling Stones

When news of Bobby Womack's passing broke at the weekend, tributes immediately began flooding in from artists across the musical spectrum.

A true soul icon, his work influenced countless greats, with Bobby Womack recording with everyone from Sam Cooke to Aretha Franklin and beyond.

The Rolling Stones earned one of their biggest early hits by covering a Womack track. 'It's All Over Now' was a smash in 1964, and while the soul singer famously took umbrage at being upstaged Bobby Womack grew to become a close friend of the band.

Appearing onstage in Belgium at the weekend, The Rolling Stones took this opportunity to salute a fellow great.

Rampaging through 'It's All Over Now', you can check out a snippet of the performance below.

Meanwhile, collaborator Damon Albarn has also spoke of his loss. Tweeting to fans, the Blur singer wrote:

Clash editor Simon Harper spent time with Bobby Womack in 2012, crafting a special cover shoot as his album 'The Bravest Man In The Universe' was lauded as our Album Of The Year. A personal reminiscence, it's well worth your time - find it HERE.

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