9/26/12 – Andy Williams Dies

9/26/12 – Andy Williams Dies

"With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ’60s we usually hear about. Williams’ plaintive tenor, boyish ...

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7/1/12 – Don Grady of My 3 Sons Dead

7/1/12 – Don Grady of My 3 Sons Dead

Don Grady, who was one of television's most beloved big brothers as Robbie Douglas on the long-running 1960s hit My Three Sons, died Wednesday. He was 68. His My Three Sons co-star Barry Livingston, who ...

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6/5/12 – Herb Reed of Platters Dead

6/5/12 – Herb Reed of Platters Dead

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender,” has died. He was 83. Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice ...

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5/25/12 – Eric Burdon’s new CD

5/25/12 – Eric Burdon’s new CD

  "Til Your River Runs Dry" is the new album from former Animal Eric Burdon, set for release this September. Eric recorded the album in New Orleans across 2010 with further work done in California. 'I ...

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11/22/11 – Robin Gibb has cancer (updated)

11/22/11 – Robin Gibb has cancer (updated)

Robin Gibb, formerly of the Bee Gees, is reportedly battling liver cancer, according to multiple British outlets. Gibb, 61, has been undergoing treatment for several months and was rushed to the hospital ...

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11/12/11 – Joan Baez occupies Wall Street

11/12/11 – Joan Baez occupies Wall Street

Folk singer Joan Baez serenaded hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday/Veteran's Day. Most of the crowd weren’t even born when she became famous for singing out against the Vietnam War.

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10/23/11 – Paul “Na Na Hey Hey” Leka passes

10/23/11 – Paul “Na Na Hey Hey” Leka passes

"Lost 45s" guest, Paul Leka, a songwriter and producer who worked with many recording stars but who was best known for writing the chanting chorus of “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” a No. 1 hit in 1969 ...

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10/5/11 – Miracles guitarist passes away

10/5/11 – Miracles guitarist passes away

Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter behind Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 70. His cause of death has not yet been determined. Tarplin ...

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9/29/11 – R&B Pioneer Sylvia Robinson dies

9/29/11 – R&B Pioneer Sylvia Robinson dies

Sylvia Robinson, the singer, songwriter and record producer who formed the Sugar Hill Gang and made the first commercially successful rap recording, died early Thursday morning at a hospital in New Jersey. ...

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9/23/11 – Beatles anti-discrimination contract sold

9/23/11 – Beatles anti-discrimination contract sold

A Beatles contract for a 1965 California concert that reveals that the Fab Four refused to play before a segregated audience has sold for $23,033 -- more than four times its estimated price. The contract, ...

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