Sad December news: Two of the original founding members of The Manhattans, Winfred "Blue" Lovett, and Edward "Sonny" Bivins, recently died.
Edward "Sonny" Bivins, original and co-founding member of the Manhattans passed away on Dec. 5th, 2014. He sang on every Manhattans hit since the group's inception, and in recent years, led a second Manhattans group. Bivins was 78.
Winfred "Blue" Lovett, the group's famed bass singer and songwriter, passed away on Dec. 10, 2014 at the age of 74. His distinctive bass voice was heard on many Manhattans classic tunes...including the spoken word intro to the group's million-selling #1 smash hit, Kiss and Say Goodbye (see video link below with Barry White singing the intro).
The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett delighted us with their performances on the third Soul Train Cruise just this past February. I feel so fortunate to have had an opportunity to witness one of their final year performances.
RIP Sonny and Blue
The Soul at Sea crew send you a
"Kiss and Say Goodbye"
Passionate about music and passionate about cruising. Put 'em together and I'm in heaven -- you can catch up with me on a themed cruise and, especially, on an Entertainment Cruise!