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6/28/14-R&B Legend Bobby Womack Dies

Bobby Womack, one of the legends of soul and a guest on "The Lost 45s," has died at age 70. At this stage Womack's cause of death has not been announced although in March he revealed he was suffering from colon cancer and undergoing surgery. Bobby Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 after a 50 year career that not only included performing and […]

todayJune 28, 2014

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3/18/14-Rolling Stones cancel tour dates

The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first show of their Australian tour. Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger is currently grieving following the death of his long-term fashion designer partner L'Wren Scott. She was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment yesterday. Mick and his bandmates touched down in Australia yesterday, where they were due to commence shows tomorrow. It has now been confirmed they will […]

todayMarch 18, 2014

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1/4/14-Phil Everly: "Bye Bye Love"

Singer Phil Everly -- one half of the groundbreaking, smooth-sounding, record-setting duo, the Everly Brothers has died, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 74. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Phil Everly and his brother, Don (now 76), ranked among the elite in the music world by virtue of their pitch-perfect harmonies and emotive lyrics. Rolling Stone labeled the Everly Brothers "the most important vocal duo in rock," having […]

todayJanuary 5, 2014

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3/19/13- Legendary Spinner passes

Sad news today, another of the great voices of R&B has been stilled. Bobbie Smith, the lead singer for The Spinners from their inception in the late 50′s, passed away from complications from influenza and pneumonia over the weekend in Orlando. Smith, who was 76, lent his smooth tenor to that memorable run of Thom Bell produced hits on Atlantic Records in the 1970′s, including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It […]

todayMarch 19, 2013

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1/8/13- Sammy Johns gone too soon

Sammy Reginald Johns, 66, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. He was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Charlotte, the son of the late Garland Samuel and Marie Cardin Johns. Sammy was a singer/songwriter and will be remembered by many for his musical talent. Some of his songs include his 1975 mega-hit "Chevy Van," "America," popularized by Waylon Jennings, "Common Man," covered by John Conlee, and […]

todayJanuary 8, 2013

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11/10/12 – Major Harris Passes

Former Delfonics singer Major Harris died in Richmond. He was 65 years old. The R&B, soul singer left the Delfonics in 1974 to go solo and record his hit 1975 song "Love Won't Let Me Wait." Before making a name for himself with the Delfonics in the early '70s, Harris was a member of several groups including The Teenagers and Nat Turner's Rebellion.

todayNovember 15, 2012

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10/3/12 – R. B. Greaves dead

R. B. Greaves, an R&B singer whose 1969 hit "Take a Letter, Maria" reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 68. Mr. Greaves was a nephew of the gospel and soul singer Sam Cooke, who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles motel manager in 1964. Mr. Greaves’s 1970 version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Always Something There to […]

todayOctober 3, 2012

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9/26/12 – Andy Williams Dies

"With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ’60s we usually hear about. Williams’ plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and […]

todaySeptember 26, 2012

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9/1/12- Hal David dead at 91

Hal David, the lyricist behind such standards as "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World Needs Now is Love," has died at 91, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Saturday. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter, who teamed with musician Burt Bacharach on dozens of hit songs, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from complications of a stroke, ASCAP said. David started working […]

todaySeptember 2, 2012

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