R&B Legend Clarence Burke, Jr. of the Five Stairsteps Passes Away

Clarence Burke, Jr., a founding member of the legendary family group The Five Stairsteps and later the creator (with his brothers) of the disco-funk group The Invisible Man’s Band, has reportedly died at age 62. Causes of Burke’s death have not been released.

Burke had success with both groups, hitting number one in 1970 with “O-o-h Child” as part of the Stairsteps, and later with “All Night Thing” and the Invisible Man’s Band (a song that Burke wrote and produced). The Invisible Man’s Band popularity declined in the 80s,  but Burke remained active and continued writing and performing. He was working on an album at the time of his passing.

More information to come as it becomes available.

 May 28, 2013, No other details are available , but hisHis manager, Joe Marno confirmed Burke’s death

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