British musicianDied when: 73 years 294 days (885 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
The Real Thing are a British soul group formed in the 1970s.In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 28 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100, The Decade Remix by DJ Froggy, Simon Harris and KC returned the group to mainstream success in 1986 and achieved silver status (250,000 sales).
By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s.The journalist, author and founder of Mojo magazine Paul Du Noyer credits them alongside Deaf School with restoring "Liverpool's musical reputation in the 1970s" with their success.