7/17/14-Johnny Winter Dies

7/17/14-Johnny Winter Dies

Guitarist, singer and music producer Johnny Winter has died at age 70.  Winter rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy ...

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1/4/14-Phil Everly: “Bye Bye Love”

1/4/14-Phil Everly: “Bye Bye Love”

Singer Phil Everly -- one half of the groundbreaking, smooth-sounding, record-setting duo, the Everly Brothers has died, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 74. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Phil ...

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8/7/13: George Duke passes

8/7/13: George Duke passes

George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. His biggest pop ...

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3/19/13- Legendary Spinner passes

3/19/13- Legendary Spinner passes

Sad news today, another of the great voices of R&B has been stilled. Bobbie Smith, the lead singer for The Spinners from their inception in the late 50′s, passed away from complications from influenza ...

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1/8/13- Sammy Johns gone too soon

1/8/13- Sammy Johns gone too soon

Sammy Reginald Johns, 66, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. He was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Charlotte, the son of the late Garland Samuel and Marie Cardin Johns. Sammy was a ...

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12/27/12- Fontella Bass passes away

12/27/12- Fontella Bass passes away

Fontella Bass had a massive hit in 1965 with 'Rescue Me'. She died following a heart attack this week in her hometown of St Louis, Missouri. Fontella Bass spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard ...

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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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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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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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8/22/11 – Songwriter Jerry Leiber passes

8/22/11 – Songwriter Jerry Leiber passes

Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock'n'roll, including "Hound Dog," "Yakety Yak," "Stand By Me" and "On Broadway," died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

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