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David White, ‘At the Hop,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me’ Songwriter, Dies

The co-founder of the 1950s doo-wop group Danny & the Juniors penned their big singles and then teamed to write hits for Lesley Gore and others

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Asa Brebner, Boston Rock Fixture (Modern Lovers, Robin Lane), Dies

The guitarist-vocalist had played 2 recent reunion shows with Robin Lane & the Chartbusters. He was a member of Jonathan Richman’s band for several tenures

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Doug Sandom, Early Who Drummer, Dies

“If you have read my book you will know how kind Doug was to me, and how clumsily I dealt with his leaving the band,” wrote Pete Townshend.

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Fred Foster—Producer, Exec & Songwriter—Dead

He was instrumental in the development of the careers of Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, and co-wrote “Me and Bobby McGee,” among his many accomplishments

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Tedeschi Trucks’ Kofi Burbridge Dies at 57

Band sources are reporting that the longtime keyboardist and flutist of the Grammy-winning band has died. He had undergone heart surgery in 2017

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Guy Webster, Rock Album Photographer, Dies

His album covers included classics by the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Chicago, and Simon and Garfunkel.

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James Ingram, ’80s/’90s R&B Singer, Dead at 66

In all, Ingram placed a dozen singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including hit duets with Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald and others.

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Steve Madaio, Trumpeter for Wonder, Stones, Dies

He can be heard on countless recordings made with Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind & Fire, B. B. King, Don Henley, and more

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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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