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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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1/20/12 – Etta James has died.

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered […]

todayJanuary 20, 2012

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1/11/12 – NRBQ drummer passes away

Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none. The quartet spent the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s recording and touring chiefly for the reward of accolades from fellow musicians including Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt, as well as devoted fans scattered across the planet. The group’s anything-goes-and-usually-does approach was what first caught the ear of […]

todayJanuary 11, 2012

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12/07/11 – Dobie Gray has died.

Our "Lost 45" pal, Dobie Gray, who hit the top of the music charts in 1973 with "Drift Away" (and the top with the Uncle Kracker remake) has died in Nashville. He was 71. Charlie Andrews, Gray's attorney and friend, said Wednesday that Gray died at home in his sleep early Tuesday. He had been in declining health for several months. The death also was reported on the singer's web […]

todayDecember 7, 2011

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11/23/11 – George Michael in hospital

Singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia. A statement on the star's website said that he has been forced to cancel upcoming shows "due to his ongoing illness."

todayNovember 24, 2011 1

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11/06/11 – Andy Williams has cancer

Singer Andy Williams has bladder cancer, is undergoing treatment and plans to return to performing in 2012, he said. "You may have read or heard that I have bladder cancer. It's true and I'm currently undergoing treatment to deal with it," Williams said in a statement. The singer also told fans at a concert in Branson, Missouri, Saturday night that he has cancer.

todayNovember 6, 2011 1

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10/23/11 – Paul "Na Na Hey Hey" Leka passes

"Lost 45s" guest, Paul Leka, a songwriter and producer who worked with many recording stars but who was best known for writing the chanting chorus of “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” a No. 1 hit in 1969 that was reborn in the 1970s as a sports arena anthem, died in a hospice near his home in Sharon, Conn. He was 68. The cause was lung cancer, said his […]

todayOctober 24, 2011

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10/20/11 – "Lost" Rolling Stones!

An upcoming reissue of the classic Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" will include a recently discovered track which will also be released as a single. "No Spare Parts," which was recorded in Paris and was recently discovered by producer Don Was for inclusion on the new editions of "Some Girls" due out on November 21, tells the story of a trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio.

todayOctober 20, 2011

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