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.
"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.
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."
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.