Buried Here –

Cuba Gooding, Sr

Cuba was the lead singer for the group The Main Ingredient. He is also the father of Oscar-winning actor, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

The group had its biggest hit, “Everybody Plays a Fool,” in 1972 with Cuba singing the lead vocals. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best R&B Song at the 1973 awards. The song hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1972, and was certified gold by the RIAA.

The Main Ingredient Discography

1970 – L.T.D. – Tasteful Soul
1971 – Black Seeds
1972 – Bitter Sweet
1973 – Afrodisiac
1974 – Euphrates River
1975 – Rolling Down a Mountainside – Shame on the World
1977 – Music Maximus
1980 – Ready for Love
1981 – I Only Have Eyes for You
1989 – I Just Wanna Love You
2001 – Pure Magic

Cuba died on April 20, 2017 at the age of 72 after he was found unresponsive in his car.

Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
770 Riverside Dr
New York NY 10032

Trinity Church Cemetery