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June 12, 2010

Crispian St. Peters, a British pop singer of the 1960s best known for his buoyant hit “Pied Piper" and his soulful version of “You Were on My Mind" died at his home in England. He was 71.

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March 25, 2010

Johnny Maestro of The Brooklyn Bridge ("Worst That Could Happen") died late Wednesday in Florida. Maestro was 70 and had been battling cancer. Maestro begin his career in the 1950s with The Crests, whose hits included "16 Candles."

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March 18, 2010

Alex Chilton, the pop hitmaker, cult icon and Memphis rock iconoclast best known as a member of 1960s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the 1970s power-pop act Big Star, died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans. The singer, songwriter and guitarist was 59.

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Feb. 19, 2010

"Lost 45s" guest Gordon Lightfoot is very much alive despite reports that said the legendary 71-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter had died while on a North American tour. Lightfoot was said to have been pronounced dead by a prank message posted on Twitter.

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Feb. 13, 2010

"Lost 45s" guest, Doug Fieger, the lead singer of the rock band The Knack, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Fieger sang lead vocals on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," which held the No. 1 spot for six weeks.

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Jan. 14, 2010

R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass died Wednesday evening. He was 59. Pendergrass, known for being the lead singer of Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes and smash solo ballads such as "Turn Off the Lights" and "Love TKO," died after a long illness. His family did not reveal details, but said it was related to complications from a 1982 car accident.

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Jan. 5, 2010

Willie Mitchell, the Memphis producer whose percussive, string-and-horn-tinged R&B sound shaped '70s hits by such artists as Al Green and Ann Peebles, died Tuesday. He was 81.

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Jan. 2, 2010

The Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life," Joe Brooks, has ended his six-figure fight with a former fiancee he accused of conning him out of cash and pricey gifts by hiding the fact that she was already married. "Lost 45s" guest Debby Boone went to #1 with his song.

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Jan. 1, 2010

The Native American Music Awards reported the passing of Redbone's Anthony Bellamy, who died on Christmas morning, December 25th, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family by his side. They had hits with "Come and Get Your Love" and "Witch Queen of New Orleans." Elton John says he has been helping American rapper Eminen fight drug problems for more than a year. John says Eminem is succeeding in his […]

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