Rudy Toombs

City: 
Monroe
Region: 
LA
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/28/1962
Years Active: 
1930's-1960's

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Rudolph "Rudy" Toombs (c.1914 – November 28, 1962), born in Monroe, Louisiana, was an American black songwriter who wrote "Teardrops from My Eyes", Ruth Brown's first number one R&B successful song. He wrote more successes for Brown, including "5-10-15 Hours" as well as "One Mint Julep" for The Clovers.

In 1962 he was mugged and viciously beaten by three men on a Harlem street. He suffered brain damage and died soon after.