Tag "classic rock"

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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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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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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Craig MacGregor, Foghat Bassist, Dies at 68

A core member of the blues-rock band during the late ’70s/early ’80s, and then on and off again until the present decade, succumbed to cancer.

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Johnny Hallyday, ‘The French Elvis,’ Dead at 74

Although he never gained fame in the United States–despite an Ed Sullivan appearance–he was the biggest rock star France has ever known.

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Mitch Margo, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Singer, Dies

Their most famous song was originally a hit in Africa, then found its way to American folk singers and finally went to #1 as sung by a 14-year-old boy

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