George “Pops” Chambers, the singer and bassist with The Chambers Brothers, died at the age of 88 on October 12.
“The best big brother you could ever have,” Willie Chambers wrote on his Facebook page. “I am so sad, and at the same time, I’m so glad to have had such a wonderful person in my life. Rest In Peace brother. We had lots of great times.”
The Chambers Brothers are best known for their signature hit “Time Has Come Today.” The band were more popular in gospel, blues and the folk genre of music.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, George and brothers Willie, Lester and Joe started out as a gospel group before becoming part of the folk rock scene in the mid-’60s. They collaborated with Bob Dylan and Bob Seger, among others.
The Chambers Brothers rose to popularity after the 11-minute version of “Time Has Come Today” charted two years after the original version flopped.
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