Cuba Gooding Sr., the late R&B soul singer who sang lead vocals for the legendary “Main Ingredient” for 45 years, will be memorialized in grand fashion, as the singer returns to Harlem.
The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the Apollo Theater, 235 W. 125th St. in Harlem, New York. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Cuba Sr. passed April 20th in southern California.
Oscar winning actor and son, Cuba Gooding Jr., along with actor and son Omar Gooding, will join their other siblings, April Gooding and Thomas Ware Gooding, to celebrate the life and music of their father. Shirley Gooding, Cuba Sr.’s wife, is ecstatic to bring her husband home to Harlem, where it all began.
“Cuba would be so happy to know that he has come home to the world famous Apollo, one last time,” said Shirley Gooding, who also is a native New Yorker. “Cuba has performed many times here with ‘The Main Ingredient.’ The people of Harlem just love him, and there will be more love poured out for him this Saturday from people around the nation and world.”
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