RIP Clarence Burke Jr., Lead Singer of the Five Stairsteps

Clarence Burke Jr dies

Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer and guitarist of the sibling group The Five Stairsteps died Sunday. Burke’s death, one day after he turned 64, was confirmed by his manager, Joe Marno.

The R&B group once regarded as “the first family of soul” were the precursor for sibling R&B groups such as The Jackson 5, The Sylvers and Brighter Side of Darkness.

The Five Stairsteps’s hits included “Ooh Child”, “World of Fantasy,” and “Don’t Change Your Love.”

Burke, the eldest brother, wrote the group’s songs and arranged their choreography. He was also a talented bassist.

His song, “You Waited Too Long” rose to No. 6 on Billboard’s R&B charts in 1966.



 


  • luVn_liFe…

    :(
    May he and Mrs.Benjamin HoDO Rest in peace.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    RIP :sad:

  • PumpkinsMama

    LuVieeeeeeeeeeee :yahoo:

  • Bombshell Esq

    <—– has 3 appointments with 3 different doctors tomorrow :no: This can't be life :wail:

  • PumpkinsMama

    Bomb n dem babies :happy: Gurl when you said Blimpies today, I died :rofl: Then I went online for the store locator… :kona: Blimpies used to be the “hood” favorite. F’ Subway !

  • Bombshell Esq

    Pumpkin :hugs: Guhl I ain’t had Blimpies in about 10yrs… found one though :yes:

  • PumpkinsMama

    :rofl: Yeah from the site…oops I mean yeah I heard there are a couple of them in the city :yes:

  • LSLH

    I love Soul Train! Saturday morning favorite. It made cleaning the house (before going to the mall) enjoyable. Then my mom and me would go shopping. Love The Five Stairsteps.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Chile Blimpie is still the spot, one of em over here got the nerve to have a drive thru :yes:

  • PumpkinsMama

    Jen and Bomb BBL :hi:

  • Diva

    :wave: hey heffas!

  • Bombshell Esq

    Diva :waves:

  • Bombshell Esq

    Lemme take my azz home before I find more work to do… G’night ya’ll :peace:

  • KrayZKat

    RIP to this brother, and RIP to the death of the good ole days of music. This group was one of the baddest on the scene.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    DIVA :hug:

  • MsB2u

    RIP Clarence

  • PumpkinsMama

    Divaaaaaaaaaa :kiss:

  • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

    Wowzers. Wasnt aware they sang this song (ooh child) :think: I wonder if they recorded it first :think: Off to google I go…RIP Clarence…

  • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

    At home I find myself…lost and all alone :wail:
    My man is playing the field…the thrill is gone
    He stays out all night, says hes with the boys :nono:
    But lipstick on his collar ((shouts to Barry O)) perfume on it too :eek:
    Tells me hes been lying…tell ya what Im gonna do——I’m gonna put it in the want ads :nun: this girls in misery
    Gonna put it in the want ads…somebody rescue me :nun:

    Nuthin like good old music :love:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :love: lawd yeen never lied Brenden, music has gone to hell :no:

  • PumpkinsMama

    …In a handbasket w/gasoline drawz on :wail:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    thank god for youtube pumkyn :crying:

  • PumpkinsMama

    KeKe Wyatt REALLY is certifiable :eek:

    And Why Oh Why does her :gay: azz husband have his own show??? :blink: internet or otherwise

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    RIP and all…..but The Five……Stairsteps? Out of all things you can chose 5 of tho, why Stairsteps?

  • BayMami_de4

    RIP Clarence. Just listened to Danger She’s a Stranger. <3

  • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

    REST IN PEACE

  • NaijaGal

    At home I find myself…lost and all alone
    My man is playing the field…the thrill is gone
    He stays out all night, says hes with the boys
    But lipstick on his collar ((shouts to Barry O)) perfume on it too
    Tells me hes been lying…tell ya what Im gonna do——I’m gonna put it in the want ads this girls in misery
    Gonna put it in the want ads…somebody rescue me
    ========================================
    :whistle:
    extra, extra read all about it
    wanted, young man, single and free
    experience in love preferred
    but will accept a new trainee
    :danban:

    *btw if you know Mary Mary’s Heave they sampled a beat from this song*

  • Bootcampgirl

    RIP Clarence…3Stacks must not be a friend of the blog…RIP Mama 3Stacks…

  • OutsidetheBox

    RIP Mister. Long live your tunes. :headphone:

    @Chan, the kids might be “stairsteps” in age..

  • Milky

    Morning all :wave:

  • Bootcampgirl

    Hey Milky :waves:

  • Milky

    3stacks mama passed on his bday. :crying: RIP and :pray: for 3stacks

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ OTB, I see.

    Good Morning yall. New Chronicles Post.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    Diva says:

    Drake daddy looks like Cheech of Cheech and Chong!
    ——-
    What I instantly thought of! :rofl:

  • Bootcampgirl

    …or your breathe stinks… :ghost:

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ Bootcamp….and how is your breath this morning maam? lol

  • Bootcampgirl

    So 3Stacks is supposed to be playing Jimi Hendrix in a upcoming movie and none of his music will be played in the movie..is that weird or is it just me?

  • Milky

    :cell: u aint hurd it from me, but I hurd some of yall roses and lurkers breath stank… Thats what I hurd.

  • Bootcampgirl

    @Chan, Minty fresh… :biggrin:

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    lmao…..

    @ Milky, that is the finest invisible part that I have ever seen.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Anybody in here from the Bmore area? I plan on going there for my bday next month. We plan on staying by the IH, I just want to know if there’s any nice clubs that are close around..

  • Milky

    @chan thats what that is I thought it was air conditioning. :rofl:

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    On my way the my VA appt! Pray for me fam!!! :nun:

  • A.J.

    Good Morning Sandra!!!! what a good day it is!

    Milky :kiss: I cant with the gravi straight Fire Marshall Bill in dis bish!
    Bootcamp :hug:
    Chan
    Razzle Dazzle :happy: sup babe
    Naija :yahoo:
    OTB whaddup tho
    Picka Picka!!

  • NaijaGal

    AJ my luv :hug:

  • Milky

    Sandrablog jeebsus pls b wit chan… :nun:

  • AlluringlySweet

    RIP Mr. Clarence and to 3Stacks mom. That is probably one of the hardest deaths to get over. Nothing like a mother’s love and support. Lord knows I miss mine and wish desperately to have her here. My prayers up for those left behind.

  • A.J.

    On my way the my VA appt! Pray for me fam!!!
    ___________
    Chan, I thought you had your breakthrough. They had church and stuff for you….

  • Bootcampgirl

    Hey A.J. :buttshake:

  • A.J.

    Morning Alluring!!

  • Milky

    Aj :kiss: whats up bew?

  • AlluringlySweet

    Morning AJ :hi: wishing a blessed and prosperous day!

  • A.J.

    Aj :kiss: whats up bew?<–that part of yours, straight Red Sea!! :lol:

  • AlluringlySweet

    *wishing you

  • MissTaken

    (Young Jeezy voice) RIP
    Why is it only 9 am :waiting;

  • A.J.

    Let’s just get to it…

    Who saw “Love Thy Neighbor” last night. I’m confused Oprah co-signed on this. :shrug:

  • Milky

    @alluring I feel u. I miss mine everyday esp when im sick. No one takes care of u like momma. Bring it in. :hug:

  • A.J.

    *wishing you
    ___________
    I got it and receive it. Thanks and likewise!!!!

  • Milky

    @ah I turned it off after five min.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    Good morning all!
    AJ :hug: How are you?

  • NaijaGal

    Who saw “Love Thy Neighbor” last night. I’m confused Oprah co-signed on this.
    ============================
    *raises hand* but it was mostly watching me…it was horried…I was trying to figure out who the daughter was…feel like I’ve seen her in something else…she kind of favored Monique to me…I ain’t got chit but I won’t be watching again

  • Milky

    @aj

  • A.J.

    A toddler fell from the window of a Coweta County home Wednesday.

    The toddler fell from a second-floor window on Calico Loop in Granville, according to the county fire department. The child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for treatment.

    The condition of the child and the events leading up to the fall are unclear.
    ________________
    I just do not get it. How does this happen?

  • MissTaken

    Didnt see Love Thy Neighbor. I watches the first hour of the soap he created. Seems like he filmed a stage play. I will wait before I totally pass on it.i
    Morning All :hi:

  • A.J.

    @aj I turned it off after five min.
    _________________
    I started a recording series and don’t know how to cancel it. Gotta call Dish this weekend cuz it will not take up no mo space!!

  • Milky

    :hi: misstaken

  • AlluringlySweet

    Awww Milky :hug: Thanks AJ I need it long night and another one ahead. I’m going to bed. Ya’ll be blessed.

  • A.J.

    @Naija :cosign:

    @Taken :cosign:

  • MissTaken

    :offtopic: Anyone else hear about the Miami Heat player sneaking off to a apartment complex after homes games? They said he is cheating on girlfriend. Not fiancé. Sorry OTB :lol: DWade? Most of the other people have wives…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    LIght skinned girl with blondish hair is the chick from Big Girls with Monique and she played the big girl Malik was secretly dating back when The Game was good.

  • A.J.

    ATLANTA —

    Atlanta police say a car thief stole an SUV with a child in the back seat.

    The SUV was stolen Thursday morning, but the thief quickly noticed the child and dropped him off at 2325 Marietta Boulevard.

    Police said the child is fine and the SUV has been recovered. The thief is still at large.
    ______________
    Still not understanding why this keeps happening. Why do adults leave children in vehicles alone?? I say don’t have children if you don’t want them with you. :mad:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    the girl with the dark hair is the chick that does the “sh*t beyonce/rihanna says*

  • Milky

    :cosign: aj

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    idk who the hispanic looking girl is but i can go looooook :pc:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    A.J. says:

    ATLANTA —

    Atlanta police say a car thief stole an SUV with a child in the back seat.

    The SUV was stolen Thursday morning, but the thief quickly noticed the child and dropped him off at 2325 Marietta Boulevard.

    Police said the child is fine and the SUV has been recovered. The thief is still at large.
    ______________
    Still not understanding why this keeps happening. Why do adults leave children in vehicles alone?? I say don’t have children if you don’t want them with you.
    ———
    Small children are not dogs. You cant leave them in the car with the window cracked. Some people don’t eem do that. :no:

  • Nakeya_j

    Morning Roses. What’s going on? Did anyone watch R&B Divas?

  • A.J.

    Small children are not dogs. You cant leave them in the car with the window cracked. Some people don’t eem do that.
    ___________
    Plus, the robbers do not want other people chirren. Just the vehicle. Hell they aint taking care of their own chirren.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    the hispanic chick is Columbian, I guess she’s been getting parts in low advertised/low budget/straight to dvd movies like Hostel 3 (i didn’t even know they went that far…) Boy wonder, Feel the NOise, Illegal Tender, and Fighting.

    Glad she on the “come up” with Tyla Purry.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    A.J. says:

    Small children are not dogs. You cant leave them in the car with the window cracked. Some people don’t eem do that.
    ___________
    Plus, the robbers do not want other people chirren. Just the vehicle. Hell they aint taking care of their own chirren.
    ———–
    Right, what they look like getting kidnap charges when they got mouths they trying to feed acid too :lol:

  • MsB2u

    good morning everybody
    :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    Hey msb

  • A.J.

    MsB wassup

  • Milky

    :hi: msb

  • A.J.

    Morning Roses. What’s going on? Did anyone watch R&B Divas?
    ________________
    Morning Nakeya!! How was it?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

    Morning :waves:

  • A.J.

    Bnat morning

  • NaijaGal

    RAZZLE – thanks girl…I knew I saw her face before

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    We have to take a suiced course on the computer once a year…why they have ceelo’s double narrating the story line? This is so distracting. I keep waiting on him to break out in song… “I see ya drivin round town with the girl I love and I’m like EFF YEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    suicide**

  • Nakeya_j

    @AJ I did not watch it. I don’t like the chick from Brownstone. She irks me. I’d rather hear what happened from yall.

  • A.J.

    We have to take a suiced course on the computer once a year…
    __________
    Wow bet that’s interesting :tea:

  • Milky

    Mornin :wave:
    Bnatural
    Keya

  • A.J.

    @AJ I did not watch it. I don’t like the chick from Brownstone.
    ________________
    She still on there looking like Easter Sunday? I do not watch R&B Diva’s.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    AJ- they are trying so hard to relate to the younger generation. I’d rather sit in an all call than take the CBT. This course (since they changed it again) is based off some dude moping over his pank toe and he’s being investigated for some legal issues by OSI.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    hell give me death by power point instead of these darn CBTs :wail:

  • A.J.

    :newtopic:

  • A.J.

    hell give me death by power point instead of these darn CBTs
    _____________
    :rofl: not by power point tho.