7/31/17-Michael Johnson passes

7/31/17-Michael Johnson passes

One of our favorite guests on "The Lost 45s," Michael Johnson, a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist known best for his first Top 40 hit song “Bluer Than Blue” in 1978, died Tuesday, July 25, ...

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4/25/16-Billy Paul Dies

4/25/16-Billy Paul Dies

Soul singer Billy Paul, best known for his hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died at the age of 81, according to his manager. He had been a frequent guest on "The Lost 45s." Manager Beverly Gay said that Paul, ...

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4/21/16-Prince Dead at 57

4/21/16-Prince Dead at 57

The legendary musician Prince has died, He was 57. His body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, had a medical emergency on April ...

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3/3/16-Gayle McCormick Dead

3/3/16-Gayle McCormick Dead

Condolences to the family and friends of Gayle McCormick, described as, "one of the most iconic female singers to define the era of the 60s." Gayle lost her battle with cancer, and passed away in St. Louis ...

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1/11/16-David Bowie Dead

1/11/16-David Bowie Dead

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th ...

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1/1/16-Natalie Cole dead

1/1/16-Natalie Cole dead

Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her famous father in the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" "I've Got Love on My Mind," "Our Love" "Sophisticated ...

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11/17/15-P.F. Sloan dies

11/17/15-P.F. Sloan dies

P.F. Sloan, the songwriting great behind classic singles like Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" and Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man," passed away Monday night after a short bout with pancreatic cancer, ...

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10/8/15-Zappa’s widow dies

10/8/15-Zappa’s widow dies

Gail Zappa, the widow of rock great Frank Zappa, has died at the age of 70. TMZ first reported her death which, according to her family, happened on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. While the cause of ...

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10/7/15-Billy Joe Royal passes

10/7/15-Billy Joe Royal passes

Billy Joe Royal, a guest on "The Lost 45s" known for such hits as "Down in the Boondocks," "I Knew You When" "Cherry Hill Park" and "Tell It Like It Is" has died at age 73, according to news reports. Mr. ...

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6/10/15-James Last Dead

6/10/15-James Last Dead

Big band leader James Last has died at his home in Florida, aged 86. The German-born musician's manager said he died at his home "peacefully and in the presence of his family". His "happy music" made his ...

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