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Dec. 28, 2010

Happy music news (at last!). Elton John is a Dad! The boy was born on Christmas Day: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and his long-time partner, David Furnish, said. John and Furnish formalized their relationship in a much-publicized civil partnership ceremony in 2005 after 12 years together.

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Dec. 27, 2010

Bernie Wilson, a baritone member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, died yesterday at age 64. The Blue Notes played a role in the Sound of Philadelphia with hits like "Love I Lost," "Bad Luck" and "Wake Up Everybody." Wilson died following a stroke and heart attack.

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Dec. 26, 2010

Soul singer Teena Marie has passed away. The singer known for soulful hits such as "Lovergirl," "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Square Biz" was only 54.

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Dec. 8, 2010

"Lost 45s" special guest, R&B legend Aretha Franklin, has been in the hospital. A week after undergoing surgery for a mystery illness, her prognosis is good.

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Dec. 2, 2010

Former Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon will co-executive produce a new biopic about the making of the band's classic 1979 album "London Calling," the BBC reported.

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Dec. 1, 2010

Michael Jackson's father refiled a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor charged in his son's death and added as a defendant a Las Vegas pharmacy that records show sold the physician a powerful anesthetic blamed for his death. Twitter was abuzz all day saying B.B. King died of a stroke. Fortunately, it's not true. He is alive and well!

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Oct. 14, 2010

"Lost 45s" guest General Norman Johnson, lead singer of the soul vocal trio Chairmen of the Board, died Wednesday at age 67. Their biggest hit was "Give Me Just A Little More Time." Norman also write hits for artists like Honey Cone.

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Aug. 3, 2010

"Lost 45s" guest Bobby Hebb, whose 1966 hit “Sunny” became a pop classic, died Tuesday. He was 72. “Sunny” reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart. He opened for the Beatles on their last U.S. tour.

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July 31, 2010

Former "Lost 45s" guest Al Goodman, a baritone who performed with The Moments on several soul and pop hits in the 1970s, including "Love on a Two-Way Street" and "Special Lady," has died. He was 67.

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