Nightly News   |  May 29, 2013

Clarence Burke Jr., soul singer and songwriter, dies at 64

As the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, an R&B group, Burke and his siblings went on to score a string of hits in the 60s and early 70s. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> was his voice telling us things were going to get easier. that's what 1970 sounded like. he was the lead singer of the five stairsteps and the oldest of the five burke brothers who, along with their sister, had a string of hits including "ooh child" which earned a spot on rolling stone 's 500 greatest songs of all times. clarence