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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

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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

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10/2/17-Tom Petty Dead

Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. The front man of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is dead at 66. EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and our sources say he was put on […]

todayOctober 2, 2017

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8/8/27-Glen Campbell Dies

Hear Glen Campbell on "The Lost 45s." Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, following […]

todayAugust 8, 2017

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7/31/17-Michael Johnson passes

One of our favorite guests on "The Lost 45s," Michael Johnson, a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist known best for his first Top 40 hit song “Bluer Than Blue” in 1978, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in his Minneapolis home, according to a statement posted on his official website. He was 72. The cause of death was not released, but the statement said that he died “after a long illness.” The […]

todayJuly 31, 2017

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4/25/16-Billy Paul Dies

Soul singer Billy Paul, best known for his hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died at the age of 81, according to his manager. He had been a frequent guest on "The Lost 45s." Manager Beverly Gay said that Paul, born Paul Williams, was recently diagnosed with cancer and was hospitalized last week at Temple University Hospital. He died Sunday at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey. "We regret to […]

todayApril 25, 2016

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4/21/16-Prince Dead at 57

The legendary musician Prince has died, He was 57. His body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, had a medical emergency on April 15 that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. He performed the following day, however, insisting that he was just battling the flu. He recently cancelled two shows due to health […]

todayApril 21, 2016

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3/3/16-Gayle McCormick Dead

Condolences to the family and friends of Gayle McCormick, described as, "one of the most iconic female singers to define the era of the 60s." Gayle lost her battle with cancer, and passed away in St. Louis at age 67. She had been a frequent guest on "The Lost 45s" show. With "A Group Called Smith", McCormick was best remembered for her 1969 release of "Baby It's You" (a Shirelles […]

todayMarch 3, 2016

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1/11/16-David Bowie Dead

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday. Mr. Bowie’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. He died after having cancer for 18 months, according to a statement on Mr. Bowie’s social-media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a […]

todayJanuary 11, 2016

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