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8/22/11 – Nickolas Ashford dead

Nickolas Ashford, one-half of the successful Motown singer-songwriter duo of Ashford & Simpson, died Monday. He and his wife Valerie were both guests on my radio show and wrote and recorded some of the best tunes of the rock era. He will be missed. [musicsingle file=http://www.lost45.com/audio/ashford.mp3]

todaySeptember 1, 2011

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8/25/11 – Dan Peek of America dead

Dan Peek, 1/3 of the original group America, has died at age 60. No further information is available at this time. Dan left the group in the mid 70s and become a Christian artist.

todayAugust 16, 2011

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July 11, 2011–Rob Grill, Grass Roots leader

"Lost 45s" guest Rob Grill, lead singer, songwriter and bass player of the '60s rock group the Grass Roots passed away Monday morning, his wife Nancy said in a statement. He was 67. Grill was hospitalized earlier this month after suffering a fall in his home. He later had two strokes while in the hospital.  

todayAugust 16, 2011

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6/18/11 – Clarence Clemons mourned

Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69.

todayAugust 16, 2011

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June 4, 2011

"Lost 45s" guest Andrew Gold has died of a heart attack at age 59. Known for hits like "Lonely Boy" and "Thank you for Being a Friend" (later the theme to "Golden Girls"), Andrew was Linda Ronstadt's bandleader in the middle 70s and was also in the early 80s group Wax.

todayAugust 16, 2011

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May 22, 2011

Joe Brooks, the songwriter responsible for "You Light Up My Life," a #1 mega-hit in the 70s for Debby Boone, has committed suicide at the age of 73. Brooks also wrote "If Ever I See You Again" which Roberta Flack took into the Top 40.

todayAugust 16, 2011

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April 27, 2011

"Lost 45s" guest Phoebe Snow, a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter whose "Poetry Man" was a defining hit of the 1970s but who then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. She was 58.

todayAugust 16, 2011

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April 10, 2011

Frequent "Lost 45s" guests David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce actually played a Partridge Family song together for the first time ever! Danny never played with the fake group previous to this impromptu 'concert' in Atlantic City. They performed "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted."

todayAugust 16, 2011

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March 15, 2011

Ronnie Hammond, former lead singer of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, died Monday of a heart attack at age 60. The group is famous for hits like "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover," plus many other "Lost 45s."

todayAugust 16, 2011

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