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  • 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...
  • Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic

    Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
    Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tom Ardolino dies at 56; former NRBQ drummer

    Tom Ardolino dies at 56; former NRBQ drummer
    Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none. With a sound and attitude that embraced the seminal rock of Chuck Berry and no-borders expanse of free-form jazz...
  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...