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What’s the latest info about about rock music and the most interesting and momentous events in its past? You can find it all here: breaking news, sales and airplay charts from the past, notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently departed artists and other musical figures of note

Captain and Tennille’s Daryl Dragon Dead at 76

Half of the duo behind hits like “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” he had previously served as a keyboardist for the Beach Boys.

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Ray Sawyer, ‘Cover of Rolling Stone’ Singer, Dies

While the song was climbing the charts, the band’s manager met with the magazine’s editor and persuaded him to put the band on the cover.

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Honey Lantree, ‘Have I the Right?’ Drummer, Dies

One of few female drummers in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, she gave the Top 10 British Invasion hit its signature sound.

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Norman Gimbel, Lyricist of Iconic Pop Hits, Dies

The award-winner wrote the lyrics to “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “The Girl From Ipanema” and “I Got a Name” as well as many TV show theme songs

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Joe Osborn, Wrecking Crew Bassist, Dies at 81

His discography includes many of the biggest hits of the ’60s/’70s: Simon & Garfunkel, Rick Nelson, Neil Diamond, the Mamas and the Papas and hundreds more.

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Nancy Wilson, Jazz-Pop Singer, Dead at 81

The Grammy winner preferred being called a song stylist, and in addition to jazz she ventured into R&B, show tunes and popular songs.

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Pete Shelley, Buzzcocks Singer, Dead at 63

“Pete’s music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades,” said the band in a statement.

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Roy Clark, Country Star & ‘Hee Haw’ Host, Dead

An influential master guitarist fluent in many genres, he was a star of television and the record charts, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and more.

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Molly Hatchet Singer Jimmy Farrar Dies at 67

Farrar served as the band’s singer from 1980-82, singing on the group’s ‘Beatin’ the Odds’ and ‘Take No Prisoners’ albums.

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John Wicks, of Power Pop Band The Records, Dead

He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter (with Will Birch) for the British group which earned modest U.S. success in the late ’70s with “Starry Eyes”

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