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12/15/21-Gil Bridges/Rare Earth Dead

  Hear Gil Bridges on "The Lost 45s! Source: bestclassicbands.com Gil Bridges, an original member of the rock band Rare Earth, who began as the Sunliners and went on to record three Top 10 singles for Motown, including “Get Ready” and “I Just Want to Celebrate,” died Wednesday (December 8, 2021). Bridges, the last remaining member of the original lineup to continue to perform with the band, was 80, and […]

todayDecember 15, 2021

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12/15/21-Joe Simon Dies

  Hear Joe Simon on "The Lost 45s! Source: Billboard Joe Simon, Chart-Topping R&B Singer, Dead at 85 Simon became an ordained minister after walking away from secular music. Courtesy of David Simon Joe Simon, a Grammy-winning R&B singer whose hits included 1969’s “The Chokin’ Kind” and 1972’s “Power of Love” and was sampled in OutKast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” and other hip-hop classics, died Monday (Dec. 13) in his […]

todayDecember 15, 2021

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12/14/21-James Brown estate sold

Source: music-news.com James Brown's music assets have been sold for $90 million (£68 million). Executives at Primary Wave, a publishing and management company, announced on Monday that they have purchased assets from the late singer's estate. Though the company bosses did not comment on specifics surrounding the monumental deal, a source speaking to Rolling Stone alleged they bought "the entirety of Brown's publishing, master income stream, and name and likeness […]

todayDecember 14, 2021

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“The Lost 45s” of the 70s & 80s CDs One & Two!

Barry Scott and Varese Sarabande Records Present: "The Lost 45s" of the 70s and 80s Volume One: Featuring Top 40 Hits not available on CD in America! $35.95 ncludes domestic shipping (2-3 weeks) - International must e-mail for details! Hear ad for CD!   Volume One Track Listings 1. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (single edit) (Ivan Doroschuk) Backstreet single 52232; Pop #3, 1983 Produced by Marc Durand […]

todayNovember 29, 2021

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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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5/24/12 – Elton John hospitalized briefly

Elton John checked into a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday, where doctors diagnosed the 65-year-old singer with a serious respiratory infection, his publicist said Thursday. The 65-year-old singer was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after testing and treatment Wednesday, according to his publicist. John became ill while performing his "Million Dollar Piano" show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last weekend, leading him to undergo […]

todayMay 24, 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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11/21/11 – Andrea True has died.

The leader of the 1970s disco act Andrea True Connection has died, according to the funeral home handling her arrangements. Andrea Marie Truden, who lived in Woodstock, was 68 when she died. A cause of death was not released. Truden’s band is best known for the 1976 disco hit “More, More, More” and also released the singles “N.Y. You Got Me Dancing” in 1977 and “What’s Your Name, What’s Your […]

todayNovember 21, 2011

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