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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

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4/20/21-Jim Steinman Dead

Source: NPR.org 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

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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

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3/9/21-Michael Stanley: RIP

Source: Variety Michael Stanley, who became known nationally for a radio hit in 1981 but was the very symbol of rock ‘n roll for decades in the city of Cleveland, died Friday at age 72. The cause of death was lung cancer that had been diagnosed seven months earlier. Stanley’s illness became known when he took leave of his usual afternoon radio shift at Cleveland’s 98.5 WNCX in late February […]

todayMarch 9, 2021

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2/9/21-Supreme Mary Wilson Passes

Above: Barry Scott and Mary Wilson Hear Mary Wilson on "The Lost 45s!" (CNN) Mary Wilson, a founding member of "The Supremes" has died at the age of 76, her publicist told CNN. Wilson "passed away suddenly this evening," according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. Reacting to her death, Motown label founder Berry Gordy said in a statement: "I was extremely shocked and saddened […]

todayFebruary 9, 2021

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10/20/20-Spencer Davis Dead

Hear Spencer Davis on "The Lost 45s." Source: BBC Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with Gimme Some Lovin', Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me. The band, which also featured a teenage Stevie Winwood, toured with The Who and The […]

todayOctober 20, 2020

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9/30/20-Mac Davis Dead

Hear Mac Davis on "The Lost 45s." Singer/songwriter/actor Mac Davis has died at 78 from complications following heart surgery in Nashville, according to a statement issued by manager Jim Morey. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Davis wrote "In The Ghetto" and other classic songs for Elvis Presley before becoming a multi-talented star in his own right. His string of songs with Presley began in 1968 with "A Little Less […]

todaySeptember 30, 2020

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9/29/20-Helen Reddy Dies at 78

Hear Helen Reddy on "The Lost 45s." Source: The Guardian Superstar Australian singer and trailblazing feminist icon Helen Reddy dies aged 78 in Los Angeles after battling dementia... just months after her I Am Woman biopic was released. Australian singer Helen Reddy has died aged 78. Reddy, best known for her empowering anthem I Am Woman, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, five years after she was diagnosed with […]

todaySeptember 29, 2020

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5/10/20-Betty Wright passes

  The music industry is suffering from another significant loss as sources close to Betty Wright’s family have confirmed her passing. She was 66. Known for R&B classics such as “Tonight Is the Night” and “No Pain, (No Gain),” Wright’s ubiquitous 1972 single “Clean Up Woman” would be immortalized in hip hop soul history when it was sampled for the remix of Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love." Born Bessie Regina […]

todayMay 10, 2020

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