9/17/13- Barry White gets Hollywood Star

September 17, 2013 by  
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R&B legend and frequent “Lost 45″ guest Barry White was posthumously awarded the 2,506th star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. What took them so long? Motown founder Berry Gordy spoke on behalf of the late Barry White, who died on July 4, 2003. Friday marked what would have been White’s 69th birthday. […]

1/6/13-Bobby Womack has Alzheimer’s

January 6, 2013 by  
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R&B legend and “Lost 45s” guest Bobby Womack has announced that he was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, saying ‘It’s not bad yet but will get worse.’ He issued a statement thanking his fans for the love and support they have shown since the announcement: “Thanks to all of my fans for […]

11/10/12 – Major Harris Passes

November 15, 2012 by  
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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 making a name for himself with the Delfonics in the early ’70s, Harris was a member of several […]

10/3/12 – R. B. Greaves dead

October 3, 2012 by  
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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 singer Sam Cooke, who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles motel manager in […]

5/25/12 – Bobby Womack cancer free!

May 25, 2012 by  
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With all the bad news that has been occurring this year, it is great to hear that “Lost 45s” guest Bobby Womack has been declared free of cancer. The R&B great and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had announced he was suffering from cancer back in March. At the time, Womack had been […]

1/20/12 – Etta James has died.

January 20, 2012 by  
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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, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by […]

1/17/12 – Jimmy Castor Dead

January 17, 2012 by  
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Jimmy Castor, known for his funky and funny hits during the 70s, has died in Las Vegas at age 64. As the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, he topped the charts with such cuts as the humorous “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” and “The Bertha Butt Boogie.” He was a guest on “The Lost 45s” a […]

1/04/12 – Queen of Soul to marry!

January 5, 2012 by  
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Legendary soul singer and “Lost 45s” guest Aretha Franklin is engaged to her “longtime friend and confidant,” William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson, Franklin’s spokeswoman said in a statement. The “forever friends” are thinking about getting married in Miami Beach, Florida, with a reception afterward aboard a luxury yacht, the statement added. The 69-year-old singer is considering Donna […]

12/17/11 – Etta James Seriously ill

December 17, 2011 by  
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Etta James has been battling health issues, but the “At Last” singer’s manager and friend Lupe De Leon tells CNN that she’s now terminally ill. “Etta James is at the last stages of her terminal illness,” De Leon says. The singer, 73, was diagnosed with leukemia along with hepatitis C over a year ago, and […]

12/07/11 – Dobie Gray has died.

December 7, 2011 by  
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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 and friend, said Wednesday that Gray died at home in his sleep early Tuesday. He had been […]

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