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    James Purify [[of James & Bobby Purify) dies from COVID-19 complications in Pensacola

    PENSACOLA, Fla. One-half of the duo group, James and Bobby Purify, has passed away to complications to COVID-19.
    James Purify died in Pensacola on Friday.
    James Purify and his brother Bobby were popular in the 1960s for their single, "I'm Your Puppet."


    The single reach #5 on the US R&B chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.

    The single was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1967 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It also was featured on their 1967 album.
    The single ranked #46 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966.
    Purify leaves behind six children and a host of grandchildren.


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    two hits in the UK on the Top 40. The reissue of 'I'm Your Puppet' No 12 in 1976 & the follow up 'Morning Glory' also in 1976 peaked at No 27.
    RIP James Purify.
    Morph

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    According to the information I have seen, Bobby Purify was not James' brother but instead just took the name professionally. I think they were cousins. James' name really WAS Purify but Bobby's was not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motownmorph1 View Post
    two hits in the UK on the Top 40. The reissue of 'I'm Your Puppet' No 12 in 1976 & the follow up 'Morning Glory' also in 1976 peaked at No 27.
    RIP James Purify.
    Morph
    It was not a reissue my friend. It was a re-recording from the mid 70's. One of the original duo was missing from this line up.
    It was a great version to be fair. The album wasn't half bad too.

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