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  • Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48
    Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
  • Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer

    Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer
    Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67. The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....

    Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'

    Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'
    Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72. "Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson...

    Ed McMahon dies at 86; Johnny Carson's sidekick on 'The Tonight Show' for 30 years

    Ed McMahon dies at 86; Johnny Carson's sidekick on 'The Tonight Show' for 30 years
    Ed McMahon, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died early Tuesday. He was 86. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist,...

    Gamble and Huff vow to rebuild fire-damaged Philly Soul headquarters

     
    Veteran R&B songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff said that a fire over the weekend at the headquarters of their fabled Philadelphia International Records label destroyed about 40% of the memorabilia they’d collected from 40 years of...