Way up there with the greatest artists of all time, Al Green or Reverend Al Green (to his friends) is an American gospel and soul music singer. But the chances are you don’t need us to tell you that…
Reaching the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as ‘You Oughta Be With Me,’ ‘I’m Still In Love With You,’ ‘Love and Happiness,’ and (our personal favourite) ‘Lets stay together,’ Al was born to make us smile.
One of the most gifted purveyors of soul music globally he has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, worked with the likes of (Soul Queens) Aretha Franklin and Lyle Lovett, been honored as a BMI Icon (joining the an impressive list of previous Icon legends including, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley) and seen five of his over fourteen released albums be certified gold. Impressive hey.
His music is timeless, it bridges generations and takes us away to a more relaxed any happy place. All hail King Al. Here’s a little reminder why we love him so bloody much.