Morris "B.B." Dickerson, bassist, vocalist and founding member of the funk rock band War, passed away Friday after a long undisclosed illness. He was 71.
Dickerson co-wrote and played on such WAR tunes as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider,” “The Cisco Kid,” which peaked at number two on the chart, and more.
He was the lead vocalist on the band’s 10-minute “The World Is a Ghetto,” the title track of their 1973 album, which went to number one and was “Billboard’s” best selling album of that year.