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Singer Abdul "Duke" Fakir (The Four Tops) born

December 26, 1935

Singer Abdul "Duke" Fakir born in Detroit, Michigan. He is best known as a member of popular Motown act The Four Tops from 1954 to the present day. Fakir, who sings first tenor, is one of only two surviving members (with lead singer Levi Stubbs) of the group, and the only original member still performing.

The group is most well known for their streak of chart topping hits including "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)", "It's the Same Old Song" and "Reach Out I'll Be There".

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