11/10/12 – Major Harris Passes

11/10/12 – Major Harris Passes

Former Delfonics singer Major Harris died in Richmond. He was 65 years old. The R&B, soul singer left the Delfonics in 1974 to go solo and record his hit 1975 song "Love Won't Let Me Wait." Before ...

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10/3/12 – R. B. Greaves dead

10/3/12 – R. B. Greaves dead

R. B. Greaves, an R&B singer whose 1969 hit "Take a Letter, Maria" reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 68. Mr. Greaves was a nephew of the gospel and soul ...

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1/20/12 – Etta James has died.

1/20/12 – Etta James has died.

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, ...

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1/11/12 – NRBQ drummer passes away

1/11/12 – NRBQ drummer passes away

Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none.  The quartet spent the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s recording and touring chiefly for the ...

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12/07/11 – Dobie Gray has died.

12/07/11 – Dobie Gray has died.

Our "Lost 45" pal, Dobie Gray, who hit the top of the music charts in 1973 with "Drift Away"  (and the top with the Uncle Kracker remake) has died in Nashville. He was 71. Charlie Andrews, Gray's attorney ...

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11/23/11 – George Michael in hospital

11/23/11 – George Michael in hospital

Singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia.  A statement on the star's website said that he has been forced to cancel upcoming shows "due to his ongoing illness."

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11/06/11 – Andy Williams has cancer

11/06/11 – Andy Williams has cancer

Singer Andy Williams has bladder cancer, is undergoing treatment and plans to return to performing in 2012, he said. "You may have read or heard that I have bladder cancer. It's true and I'm currently ...

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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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10/20/11 – “Lost” Rolling Stones!

10/20/11 – “Lost” Rolling Stones!

An upcoming reissue of the classic Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" will include a recently discovered track which will also be released as a single. "No Spare Parts," which was recorded in Paris and was ...

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10/15/11 – Charlie Daniels Bandmember dies

10/15/11 – Charlie Daniels Bandmember dies

Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, keyboardist and original member of The Charlie Daniels Band, died from injuries he suffered in a single car wreck in Cheatham County, Tennessee. He was 67.

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