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  • Pete Quaife dies at 66; original bass player for the Kinks

    Pete Quaife dies at 66; original bass player for the Kinks
    Pete Quaife, the original bassist for the Kinks who played on such early hits as "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You" before leaving the British band in 1969, has died. He was 66. Quaife died Wednesday of...
  • PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien

    PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien
    Prescott S. Bush Jr. President George H.W. Bush's brother Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family. A retired insurance executive,...
  • Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters

    Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters
    Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
  • PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
    Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...
  • Barbara Orbison dies at 61; wife of singer Roy Orbison

    Barbara Orbison dies at 61; wife of singer Roy Orbison
    When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from...
  • Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
  • Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer

    Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer
    Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
  • Davy Jones dies at 66; Monkees' romantic heartthrob

    Davy Jones dies at 66; Monkees' romantic heartthrob
    Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catch the American debut of the Beatles. Like...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul

    Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul
    Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s. Burke died early Sunday morning of...
  • Richard 'Scar' Lopez dies at 65; founder of East L.A. vocal band Cannibal & the Headhunters

    Richard 'Scar' Lopez dies at 65; founder of East L.A. vocal band Cannibal & the Headhunters
    Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65. Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent...