Sunday, August 2, 2015

Legendary singer assaulted for dedicating song to Trayvon Martin

Legendary soul singer and musician Lester Chambers was attacked during a performance this weekend after dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin.

Legendary singer assaulted for dedicating song to Trayvon Martin

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Lester Chambers

Legendary soul singer and musician Lester Chambers was attacked during a performance this weekend after dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin.

Chambers was performing during the Hayward-Russel City Blues Festival in Hayward, California. The 73-year-old was reportedly rushed by 43-year-old concert goer Dinalynn Andrews Potter while the musician performed Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready”–this came shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict was reached.

Here is an incident report filed by friend and fellow musician, Kurt Crowbar Kangas:

[T]he woman who attacked him was white and yelled something like “it’s all your fault” before she hit him, he went down hard but was halfway caught by Barren, thank God, she was subdued by Police and taken away while the para-medics came and took him to a local Hospital where he went thru a series of cat scans, no broken bones, the only injury for now is a 8″ scratch in the kidney area of his back and it’s starting to swell.

The attacker was arrested and Chambers’ family is looking to charge her for a hate crime.

Chambers’ son Dylan posted a photo to his Facebook page following the incident. It shows the singer lying on a bed with a large bruise on his side with the caption: “DAD… A bruised rib muscle and nerve damage and he is sore all over…”

Lester Chambers is a soon-to-be R&B Hall of Fame inductee and is best known as the leader of the Civil-Rights-era soul rock group The Chambers Brothers.

 

[Gawker]

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