On October 18, 1974, Green"s girlfriend, Mary Woodson, assaulted him and then committed suicide at his Memphis home.

Where was Al Green born?

Forrest City, Arkansas, United States




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But Green"s life changed on October 18, 1974, when Mary Woodson, a woman who had walked away from her family to be with Green, attacked him in his bathroom with a pan of boiling hot grits. Woodson then shot and killed herself in Green"s Memphis home.
There can be no question that anyone would have been shaken by the events that transpired in the Memphis, Tennessee, home of singer Al Green in the early morning hours of October 18, 1974, when an ex-girlfriend burst in on him in the bath and poured a pot of scalding-hot grits on his back before retreating to a bedroom
The incident made national news when Green"s then-girlfriend, Mary Woodson, threw the hot grits on the singer while he was bathing at home in Memphis in October 1974, before using Green"s gun to kill herself, according to media reports.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 21 (AP)—A medical examiner says that an autopsy confirms that a spurned woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after she scalded Al Green, the pop singer with hot grits.
Al Green was born in Arkansas in 1946. Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He was with numerous record labels, but never with Motown.
The Reverend Al Green will return to the road this April for his first concerts in more than seven years. The brief outing surrounds Green"s upcoming appearance at New Orleans Jazz Fest and includes headlining dates in Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta.
Teddy Pendergrass, the Philadelphia soul singer whose husky, potent baritone was one definition of R&B seduction in the 1970s but whose career was transformed in 1982 when he was severely paralyzed in an auto accident, died on Wednesday night in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 59.
Green became a minister and for many years turned away from secular music, although he ultimately recommenced singing secular songs mixed with gospel songs. Original songs. Title Let"s Stay Together Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson Jr. Originally by Al Green Original date November 1971


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Al Green Gets Next to You (1970) launched his first hit single, "Tired of Being Alone," which began a streak of four straight gold singles. Let"s Stay Together (1972) was his first genuine hit album, climbing to number eight on the pop charts; its title track became his first number one single.