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May 12, 2009

Clive Scott, keyboardist and vocalist with the English group Jigsaw, died Sunday two weeks after falling off a ladder, requiring brain surgery. The group charted with the top 30 hits "Sky High" and "Love Fire."

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May 5, 2009

Singer-songwriter and "Lost 45s" guest Cat Stevens agreed that the Coldplay song, "Viva La Vida," sounds like one of his 1973 songs, but he stopped short of saying he would sue for plagiarism. "My son brought it to my attention and said: 'Doesn't that sound like 'Foreigner Suite?'" the musician, now known as Yusuf Islam, told Reuters.

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April 13, 2009

Randy Cain (Herbert Randal Cain III), an original member of the Delfonics and founder of Blue Magic ("Sideshow"), was found dead inside his Philadelphia apartment at the age of 63.

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Mar. 25, 2009

"Lost 45s" guest Dan Seals, from England Dan & John Ford Coley, passed away March 25, 2009 following a valiant struggle with mantle cell lymphoma. He leaves behind thousands of fans, countless friends and a loving family.

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Mar. 8, 2009

"Lost 45s" guest Peter Tork has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, the former Monkees guitarist and singer announced Tuesday on his website. Tork, 67, said he has a slow-growing form of head and neck cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Although it is most frequently found in the salivary glands, Tork's cancer was discovered on the lower region of the tongue.

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Jan. 12, 2009

Pop singer Dave Dee dies aged 65: Dave Dee had eight top 10 hits with Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. The group had eight top 10 hits, including a UK number one single in 1968 with "The Legend of Xanadu". Subsequent singles included "Bend It!" and "Zabadak".

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Dec. 30, 2008

Delaney Bramlett, who co-wrote songs such as “Superstar” died at 69. After becoming part of the house band for the ABC rock ‘n’ roll show “Shindig” in the mid-‘60s, he met and married "Lost 45s" guest Bonnie O’Farrell. The pair formed Delaney & Bonnie and had hits like "Never Ending Song Of Love."

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Dec. 25, 2008

Singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died. Eartha performed almost until the end of her life. Kitt, 81, died in New York Christmas day, where she was being treated for colon cancer. She had just received a gold record for her original recording of "Santa Baby."

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Dec. 9, 2008

Dennis Yost, lead singer of the 1960s group the Classics IV, has died in an Ohio hospital. He was 65. Yost died of respiratory failure. The Classics IV's hits included "Spooky," "Stormy" and "Traces." Yost had been in nursing homes since suffering a brain injury sustained in a 2005 fall.

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