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  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
  • PASSINGS: Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...

    'Sweet Joe' Russell dies at 72; singer with the Persuasions

    'Sweet Joe' Russell dies at 72; singer with the Persuasions
    "Sweet Joe" Russell, who spent half a century harmonizing with the Persuasions, an influential vocal group widely regarded as the "kings of a cappella," has died. He was 72. Russell died May 5 in a Brooklyn hospice after a long struggle with diabetes,...

    PASSINGS: Claude Nobs

    Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...

    In Rotation: Carole King's 'The Legendary Demos'

     
    Songwriter Carole King has collected her classic demo recordings onto "The Legendary Demos." Times pop music critic Randall Roberts says it's an essential document.