Drummer Hamilton Bohannon has died aged 78. His death has been reported by Newnan Times-Herald in his Georgia hometown.
There is currently no confirmed cause of death.
Bohannon became a drummer for Stevie Wonder after being seen on tour with Jimi Hendrix and Gorgeous George.
He then found work as a prominent bandleader for Motown acts including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Supremes and The Four Tops.