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11/26/22-Irene Cara passes

Hear Irene on "The Lost 45s" show on our exclusive interview page! Irene Cara, the Oscar-winning singer of the title tracks to "Fame" and "Flashdance," has died at age 63, her publicist announced late Friday. Cara died in her Florida home of an undisclosed cause. Her publicist confirmed her death. "It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara," publicist Judith […]

todayNovember 26, 2022

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10/28/22-Jerry Lee Lewis Dies

Source: CNN Jerry Lee Lewis, the piano-pounding, foot-stomping singer who electrified early rock ‘n’ roll with hits like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” before marital scandal derailed his career, has died, according to a statement from his representative, Zach Farnum. He was 87. Lewis passed away at his home in Desoto County, Mississippi, south of Memphis, the statement said. Farnum told CNN that Lewis died […]

todayOctober 28, 2022

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8/9/22-Lamont Dozier dies

Hear Lamont on "The Lost 45s" on our interview page! Tribute show runs on weekly through 8/28!   Source: New York Post Motown legend Lamont Dozier dead at 81: He wrote hits for Supremes, Four Tops By Ben Cost August 9, 2022 8:21am Updated Motown legend Lamont Dozier — the singer-songwriter-producer mastermind behind iconic hits such as “Baby Love” and “Two Hearts” — has died at age 81. The music […]

todayAugust 9, 2022

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8/8/22-Olivia Newton-John passes away at 73

Listen to my news interview about Olivia Here! Olivia Newton-John will be the subject of our special show this weekend on "The Lost 45s" with all of her appearance highlights over the years. Hear a preview clip! Initial Source: Olivia's husband, John Easterling: Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the […]

todayAugust 8, 2022

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6/2/22-Songwriter/Producer Paul Vance dies

Paul Vance has died at 92. He was born Joseph Paul Florio in Brooklyn, New York, United States. With over 300 recorded songs, Vance co-wrote (with Lee Pockriss) such hits as "Catch a Falling Star," recorded in 1957 by Perry Como, which topped Billboard's "Most Played By Jockeys" chart and became one of Como's signature songs, and "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," recorded in 1960 by Brian […]

todayJune 2, 2022

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5/19/22-Vangelis dies

Source: NPR Composer Vangelis, who gave the movie Chariots of Fire its signature synth-driven sound, has died. He was 79 years old. According to his assistant Lefteris Zermas, Vangelis died on the May 17 in a hospital in Paris, due to heart failure. Vangelis was born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou in the Greek town of Agria. He was a self-taught musician who became a young piano prodigy. Then he moved to […]

todayMay 19, 2022

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5/7/22-Mickey Gilley dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died. He was 86. Gilley died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre. He had been performing as recently as last month, but was in failing health over the past week. “He passed peacefully with his family […]

todayMay 7, 2022

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4/1/22-“C.W. McCall” Dies

  Hear C.W. McCall on "The Lost 45s" show at Interview tab! Bill Fries, who had No. 1 hit as C.W. McCall with ‘Convoy,’ dies at 93 Source: Washington Post By Matt Schudel Today at 9:18 p.m. EDT Bill Fries, an advertising executive better known by his stage name, C.W. McCall, who had hit country records in the 1970s about long-haul truck driving during the height of the citizens band […]

todayApril 1, 2022

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3/12/22-Timmy Thomas passes

Source: soultracks.com By Chris Rizik (March 12, 2022) Timmy Thomas dead at 77. He was best known for creating one of the most enduring songs of the 1970s – a song whose meaning still resonates in 2022. Today we say a sad goodbye to singer and musician Timmy Thomas, who topped the charts in 1972 with the mesmerizing plea for peace, “Why Can’t We Live Together.” He was 77. The […]

todayMarch 12, 2022

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