Remembering Ralph Tavares Of Tavares

Ralph Tavares has passed away. The oldest of the brothers in the Grammy-winning Tavares act was 79, and would have turned 80 on Friday. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

In reality, Ralph Tavares was the fifth of the 10 Tavares siblings, born December 10, 1941. He rose to prominence in the 1970s along with brothers Pooch, Chubby, Butch and Tiny – Ralph was the only member of the group without a nickname – to become one of the top R&B acts in the world.

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