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2/9/21-Supreme Mary Wilson Passes

Above: Barry Scott and Mary Wilson Hear Mary Wilson on "The Lost 45s!" (CNN) Mary Wilson, a founding member of "The Supremes" has died at the age of 76, her publicist told CNN. Wilson "passed away suddenly this evening," according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. Reacting to her death, Motown label founder Berry Gordy said in a statement: "I was extremely shocked and saddened […]

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10/20/20-Spencer Davis Dead

Hear Spencer Davis on "The Lost 45s." Source: BBC Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with Gimme Some Lovin', Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me. The band, which also featured a teenage Stevie Winwood, toured with The Who and The […]

todayOctober 20, 2020


9/30/20-Mac Davis Dead

Hear Mac Davis on "The Lost 45s." Singer/songwriter/actor Mac Davis has died at 78 from complications following heart surgery in Nashville, according to a statement issued by manager Jim Morey. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Davis wrote "In The Ghetto" and other classic songs for Elvis Presley before becoming a multi-talented star in his own right. His string of songs with Presley began in 1968 with "A Little Less […]

todaySeptember 30, 2020


9/29/20-Helen Reddy Dies at 78

Hear Helen Reddy on "The Lost 45s." Source: The Guardian Superstar Australian singer and trailblazing feminist icon Helen Reddy dies aged 78 in Los Angeles after battling dementia... just months after her I Am Woman biopic was released. Australian singer Helen Reddy has died aged 78. Reddy, best known for her empowering anthem I Am Woman, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, five years after she was diagnosed with […]

todaySeptember 29, 2020


5/10/20-Betty Wright passes

  The music industry is suffering from another significant loss as sources close to Betty Wright’s family have confirmed her passing. She was 66. Known for R&B classics such as “Tonight Is the Night” and “No Pain, (No Gain),” Wright’s ubiquitous 1972 single “Clean Up Woman” would be immortalized in hip hop soul history when it was sampled for the remix of Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love." Born Bessie Regina […]

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5/9/20-Little Richard dead

Source: TMZ Little Richard, a giant in the early stages of Rock 'n' Roll and beyond, has died. Richard had enormous influence over the genre, with insanely popular hits like the fantastically frenetic, "Tutti-Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally." The Beatles have credited Richard as being inspirational to the Fab Four. Richard's bass guitarist, Charles Glenn, tells TMZ ... Richard had been sick for 2 months. He died at his Tennessee […]

todayMay 9, 2020


5/6/20-Kraftwerk founder dies

(CNN) Florian Schneider, the co-founder of the German electronic band Kraftwerk, has died of cancer at age 73. "Kraftwerk co-founder and electro pioneer Ralf Hütter has sent us the very sad news that his friend and companion over many decades Florian Schneider has passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday," the band said in a statement provided to CNN by publicist Alexandra […]

todayMay 6, 2020


12/10/19-Roxette lead singer passes

(CNN) Singer Marie Fredriksson died Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer, her management company has confirmed. The 61-year-old was a successful solo artist in her native Sweden before joining with Per Gessle to form Roxette, the act that went on to achieve global fame. The duo's breakout single was "The Look," reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989. Another single, "It Must Have Been […]

todayDecember 10, 2019


10/6/2017-Jerry Ross Dead

Hear Jerry Ross on "The Lost 45s." Jerry J. Ross, 84, a hit songwriter and record producer who was inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame in 2013, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, of prostate cancer at the Holy Redeemer Hospital hospice unit in Meadowbrook. Mr. Ross co-wrote “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. It was a 1968 hit recorded as a duet […]

todayOctober 7, 2017