Rob Grill, the longtime frontman of folk-rock band the Grass Roots, died on Monday at the age of 67 from complications of a head injury sustained in a fall last month. According to the singer’s wife, he had been in coma since suffering two strokes following the fall, each located in different parts of his brain.
Though Grill was not a founding member of the Grass Roots, he was a mainstay of the group and sang on all of their Top 40 singles, including the late Sixties hits “Midnight Confessions” and “Let’s Live For Today.” The singer was drafted into the band early in its history, right around the time the Los Angeles band the 13th Floor – which included future Office star Creed Bratton – was absorbed into the project as players.
“He was a damn good singer,” says former Grass Roots guitarist Creed Bratton. “We were in a good-looking pop group in the Summer of Love. It was pretty cool.”
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Grill had spent much of the past three decades touring the nostalgia circuit, often playing shows billed as the Grass Roots Starring Rob Grill.