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Dec. 2, 2009

Glasgow-born songwriter and musician Eric Woolfson, 64, one of the key figures in The Alan Parsons Project, has died. He recorded a string of albums with record producer Alan Parsons, as well as writing his own musicals and writing and producing songs for other artists.

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Oct. 19, 2009

Vic Mizzy, 93, the Brooklyn-born songwriter who wrote the catchy theme songs to "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres"and also dozens of #1 pop hits, has passed away.

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Oct. 14, 2009

Al Martino, a crooner who had several pop hits spanning more than 20 years (including "To The Door Of The Sun" in 1975) and played Johnny Fontane in the 1970s "Godfather" movies, died Tuesday at his childhood home in Springfield, Pa. He was 82.

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Oct. 7, 2009

"Lost 45s" guest Susan Jacks of the Poppy Family has revealed that she has been in progressively-increasing stages of kidney failure since the early '90s and now is preparing for dialysis and hoping for a kidney transplant. Susan, along with her ex-husband Terry Jacks, made up the Poppy Family and had a #2 hit, "Which Way You Goin' Billy?"

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Sept. 16, 2009

Mary Travers, who as one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary helped popularize such tunes as "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and "If I Had a Hammer," died Wednesday after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.

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Sept. 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57. He wrote and sang the top 10 "Lost 45" "She's Like The Wind."

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Aug. 13, 2009

Les Paul, age 94, legendary guitar player and also designer of very popular guitars for the Gibson company. Les pioneered the use of overdubbing in recordings which enabled all artists of the rock era to record.

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July 20, 2009

Gordon Waller of the pop duo Peter and Gordon, who were part of the 1960s British Invasion and had a string of hits including several written by their friend Paul McCartney, has died. He was 64.

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June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson, King of Pop, confirmed dead at 50.

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