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1/27/22-Sister Janet Mead dies

Source: The Guardian Sister Janet Mead, the South Australian nun who became internationally famous for her rock rendition of The Lord's Prayer, has died aged 84. While best remembered for her meteoric rise to fame in the music world, Sister Janet devoted most of her life to helping the homeless and disadvantaged. She shot into the charts in 1974 with her international hit The Lord's Prayer, putting the Our Father […]

todayJanuary 27, 2022

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1/21/22-Meat Loaf dies

Hear Meat Loaf on "The Lost 45s."   (CNN) Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74. "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side," the statement said. "Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with […]

todayJanuary 21, 2022

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1/12/22-Ronnie Spector dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group the Ronettes, has died. She was 78. Spector died Wednesday after a brief battle with cancer, her family said. “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, […]

todayJanuary 12, 2022

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1/10/22-R. Dean Taylor Dies

Hear my pal R. Dean Taylor on "The Lost 45s." Source: U.S. Day News Canadian singer R Dean Taylor is dead. Dean Taylor has been reportedly died at the age of 82. Sadly, nothing has been reported clarifying R. Dean Taylor’s cause of death. R. Dean Taylor was a Canadian vocalist best known for his work with Motown in the 1960s and 1970s as a recording artist, composer, and record […]

todayJanuary 10, 2022

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1/9/22-James Mtume dies

Source: USA Today James Mtume, a musician and activist who formed the R&B group Mtume, has died. He was 76. His representative Angelo Ellerbee confirmed to USA TODAY on Monday that Mtume died Sunday, six days after his birthday. His cause of death is not yet known. Mtume was born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to an illustrious family of musicians — his father was the saxophonist Jimmy […]

todayJanuary 9, 2022

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1/8/22-Marilyn Bergman, The Way We Were songwriter, dies

Source: Rolling Stone Marilyn Bergman, the songwriting giant and music industry fixture who, with her husband Alan, wrote the lyrics to Oscar-winning songs like Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” and Michel Legrand’s “The Windmills of Your Mind,” has died at the age of 93. Bergman’s representative Ken Sunshine confirmed Marilyn’s death from non-Covid-related respiratory failure to the Hollywood Reporter Saturday. She is survived by her husband and collaborator Alan, […]

todayJanuary 8, 2022

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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-Les Emmerson dead

f   Hear Les Emmerson on "The Lost 45s! Source: Rolling Stone Les Emmerson, frontman of the Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band and writer of the hippie-era anthem “Signs,” died last Friday, Dec. 10, CTV News reports. He was 77. Emmerson’s wife, Monik Emmerson, confirmed his death, saying, “He had underlying health conditions that made him additionally vulnerable to Covid.” She added that Emmerson had been in-and-out of […]

todayDecember 14, 2021

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