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9/10/21-Les McKeown’s autopsy

Source: Les McKeown died of a "heavy heart". The Bay City Rollers frontman passed away suddenly in April, aged 65, and a coroner's report has revealed the music legend died of a "combination of natural causes", including heart disease, and the long-term effects of excessive drug and alcohol use. Madam Hassell ruled at Poplar Coroner's Court this week: "It was partly natural, it was long-term high blood pressure, and […]

todaySeptember 10, 2021


8/24/21-Charlie Watts dies

(CNN) Charlie Watts, the unassuming son of a truck driver who gained global fame as the drummer for the Rolling Stones, has died. He was 80. ''It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family," his spokesperson said Tuesday in an emailed statement to CNN. "Charlie was a cherished husband, […]

todayAugust 24, 2021


8/23/21-UB40’s Travers dead

UB40 saxophonist and founding member Brian Travers died Sunday, August 22nd, after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a statement from the band. He was 62. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade, brother, founding UB40 member and musical legend, Brian David Travers,” the band wrote on social media. “Brian passed away yesterday evening with his family by his side, after a long […]

todayAugust 23, 2021


8/22/21-Tom T. Hall dies

Hear Tom T. Hall on "The Lost 45s!" NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed "Harper Valley P.T.A." and sang about life's simple joys as country music's consummate blue-collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician's death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. Known as "The Storyteller" for his unadorned yet incisive lyrics, Hall composed hundreds of songs. Along […]

todayAugust 22, 2021


8/3/21-Poco’s Paul Cotton dies

  Paul Cotton, former guitarist and singer of country-rock band Poco, has died at age 78. The late musician’s facebook broke the news yesterday, writing that he “passed away unexpectedly, peacefully.” Poco cofounder Jim Messina — whom Cotton replaced upon joining in 1970 — reacted to the “very sad news," calling Cotton a “special musical kindred brother.” “We spent time together before he joined Poco and indeed gave me a […]

todayAugust 3, 2021


5/29/21-B.J. Thomas dies

Hear B.J. on "The Lost 45s!" B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as "I Just Can't Help Believing," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling," has died. He was 78. Thomas, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, died from complications of the disease Saturday at his home in […]

todayMay 29, 2021


5/5/21-Tommy West Died

  Hear Tommy West on "The Lost 45s!" Source: AP Tommy West, a music producer, singer and songwriter who played a major role in the short-lived career of musician Jim Croce, died of complications associated with Parkinson’s disease, his family said. He was 78. West died Sunday in hospice care. Born Thomas Picardo Jr. in Jersey City, New Jersey, he developed his musical talents after his family moved to Neptune, […]

todayMay 5, 2021


4/20/21-Jim Steinman Dead

Source: Jim Steinman, co-creator of power ballads and orchestral-style rock by such artists as Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler, has died. Steinman was a composer, lyricist and record producer whose work with Meat Loaf on the 1977 album Bat Out of Hell catapulted the motorcycle-loving singer to stardom. The Connecticut State Medical Examiner's office confirmed Steinman's death to NPR. He was 73. Steinman's brother told the Associated Press he […]

todayApril 20, 2021


4/17/21-Poco’s Rusty Young dead

Hear Rusty Young on "The Lost 45s" Source: New York Times Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75 As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. By Bill Friskics-Warren NEW YORK TIMES Rusty Young, a founding member of the popular country-rock group Poco and a key figure in establishing the […]

todayApril 17, 2021