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12/10/21-Michael Nesmith Dead

Hear Mike Nesmith on "The Lost 45s! Micky Dolenz @TheMickyDolenz1 I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost a dear friend and partner. I’m so grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together doing what we loved best – singing, laughing, and doing shtick. I’ll miss it all so much. Especially the shtick. Rest in peace, Nez. All my love, Micky Source: Rolling Stone Monkees singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith, a […]

todayDecember 10, 2021

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12/10/21-Ralph Tavares passes

Hear Ralph Tavares on "The Lost 45s! Ralph Tavares, the eldest of the five brothers in the Grammy-winning R&B singing group Tavares, has died. Source: ANDREW DALTON/AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES -- Ralph Tavares, the eldest of the five brothers in the Grammy-winning R&B singing group Tavares, whose hits included “It Only Takes a Minute” and “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel," has died. Tavares died at his home in […]

todayDecember 10, 2021

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11/26/21-Stephen Sondheim passes

(CNN) Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91. He died suddenly, the Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend F. Richard Pappas. Sondheim had just celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner and friends the […]

todayNovember 26, 2021

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11/21/21-Billy of Dino, Desi & Billy dies

  Hear Billy Hinsche on "The Lost 45s! Source: Daily News Billy Hinsche, who found fame in a 1960s boy band and later toured for years with the Beach Boys and associated acts, is dead. Hinsche, who was 70, died of cancer Saturday, the same day as his 95-year-old mother, friend Lucie Arnaz reported. “One of the finest humans, friends, storytellers and musicians, on the entire planet just went home […]

todayNovember 21, 2021

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11/19/21-Phil Margo of Tokens Dies

  Hear Phil Margo on "The Lost 45s! Source: BILLBOARD Philip Margo, a founding member of The Tokens, the doo-wop foursome behind the ‘60s hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” died Saturday (Nov. 13) at the age of 79. The music man passed at a hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering a stroke, his family told The New York Times. “With a final roar we announce the passing of our incredible […]

todayNovember 19, 2021

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11/11/21-Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge died

Graeme Edge, co-founding drummer of the Moody Blues, has died at age 80, his family confirmed. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. “'When the White Eagle of the North is flying overhead' … sadly Graeme left us today," the band's John Lodge tweeted. "To me he was the White Eagle of the North with his beautiful poetry, his friendship, his love of life and his 'unique' style […]

todayNovember 11, 2021

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11/6/21-UB40 founder dies

terr London (CNN) British vocalist and founding member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. "We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness," a statement on Ali Campbell and Astro's Twitter account said on Saturday. "The world will never […]

todayNovember 7, 2021

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11/1/21-Ronnie Wilson/Gap Band dies

Source: CNN Ronnie Wilson, founding member of R&B group The Gap Band, has died at the age of 73. His passing was confirmed by his wife, Linda Boulware-Wilson, in a Facebook post published Tuesday. "The love of my life was called home this morning, at 10:01am. Please continue to pray for The Wilson, Boulware, and Collins family, while we mourn his passing," she wrote. "Ronnie Wilson was a genius with […]

todayNovember 3, 2021

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10/24/21-Jay Black dies

Jay Black, frontman for the Sixties pop-rock hitmakers Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82. Black’s family confirmed that the singer died Friday night from complications from pneumonia. In recent years, Black also suffered from dementia. The Brooklyn-born Black (born David Blatt) joined Jay and the Americans in 1962, taking over for the band’s first singer, Jay Traynor. Following the 1963 single “Only in America,” Black’s […]

todayOctober 24, 2021

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