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Singer Robert Knight dead at 72

Singer Robert Knight has died at the age of 72.
The Everlasting Love hitmaker passed away on Sunday (05Nov17) following a short illness.
Born in Franklin, Tennessee, Knight began his career as a member of quintet the Paramounts, who signed to Dot Records in 1960. After breaking his recording contract with label bosses, he went to college at Tennessee State University to study chemistry and sang with vocal trio the Fairlanes.
He left the group in 1967 and went solo as a Rising Sons recording artist, recording hits like Everlasting Love, Blessed Are The Lonely, and Isn’t It Lonely Together.
In addition to his music career, Knight worked at Vanderbilt University as a laboratory technician and a chemistry teacher.

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