John Gary Williams, frontman of Stax’s The Mad Lads, dies at 73

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 03, 2019 10:55 PM CT

Memphis native John Gary Williams, who recorded for Stax as a part of The Mad Lads and as a solo artist, was found dead in his home. The 73-year-old's soul music legacy stands at the intersection of the Black Power movement and the Vietnam War.

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