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9/26/12 – Andy Williams Dies

"With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ’60s we usually hear about. Williams’ plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and […]

todaySeptember 26, 2012

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7/1/12 – Don Grady of My 3 Sons Dead

Don Grady, who was one of television's most beloved big brothers as Robbie Douglas on the long-running 1960s hit My Three Sons, died Wednesday. He was 68. His My Three Sons co-star Barry Livingston, who played youngest brother Ernie, confirmed Grady's death to The Associated Press. Livingston said Grady had been suffering from cancer and receiving hospice care at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. But the exact cause and […]

todayJuly 2, 2012

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6/5/12 – Herb Reed of Platters Dead

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender,” has died. He was 83. Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reed founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including […]

todayJune 5, 2012

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5/25/12 – Eric Burdon's new CD

  "Til Your River Runs Dry" is the new album from former Animal Eric Burdon, set for release this September. Eric recorded the album in New Orleans across 2010 with further work done in California. 'I started feeling that I needed to use this album as a catharsis, to express my own truth,' Eric said in a statement. 'It took longer than any other album, not because of time spent […]

todayMay 25, 2012

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11/22/11 – Robin Gibb has cancer (updated)

Robin Gibb, formerly of the Bee Gees, is reportedly battling liver cancer, according to multiple British outlets. Gibb, 61, has been undergoing treatment for several months and was rushed to the hospital last week after an emergency call was placed from his home. He returned home five hours later and was joined by his mother, Barbara, 91, and surviving brother, Barry, 65, who flew in from the U.S. UPDATE: Former […]

todayNovember 22, 2011

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11/12/11 – Joan Baez occupies Wall Street

Folk singer Joan Baez serenaded hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday/Veteran's Day. Most of the crowd weren’t even born when she became famous for singing out against the Vietnam War.

todayNovember 14, 2011

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10/23/11 – Paul "Na Na Hey Hey" Leka passes

"Lost 45s" guest, Paul Leka, a songwriter and producer who worked with many recording stars but who was best known for writing the chanting chorus of “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” a No. 1 hit in 1969 that was reborn in the 1970s as a sports arena anthem, died in a hospice near his home in Sharon, Conn. He was 68. The cause was lung cancer, said his […]

todayOctober 24, 2011

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10/5/11 – Miracles guitarist passes away

Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter behind Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 70. His cause of death has not yet been determined. Tarplin began his career at Motown in the late Fifties as the guitarist in the Primettes, a teenage girl group that later evolved into the Supremes. He was drafted into Robinson's band, where he […]

todayOctober 6, 2011

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