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Linda Lyndell

After touring around the South as a young soul singer and opening for the likes of James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner, Florida native Linda Lyndell met Otis Redding, who referred her to Stax Records. Here, she recorded two singles in 1968, “Bring Your Love Back to Me” and “What a Man,” the latter of which reached number 50 on Billboard’s pop charts. But when she subsequently began receiving death threats from both the Ku Klux Klan and members of the African-American community for being a white woman singing “black” music, Lyndell retired and lived in relative obscurity for the next 30 years.