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  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48
    Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48. Kristen Foster, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter

    Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter
    Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels, whose...
  • Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin

    Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
  • '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: Howard Tate

    PASSINGS: Howard Tate
    Howard Tate, 72, a soul singer who got a second chance at a career three decades after being derailed by disputes with industry executives, personal tragedy and drug addiction, died Dec. 2 in Burlington, N.J., said a spokesman for the Burlington County...
  • Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter

    Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter
    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
  • Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dies

    Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dies
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away Saturday, less than one week after he suffered a stroke. "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them...
  • Oprah: The view from Section 303

    Oprah: The view from Section 303
    Unless someone invites me to the Academy Awards and Grammys, I will never be in the company of so many celebrities again. My wife was lucky enough to get us tickets to Oprah's Surprise Spectacular at the United Center on Tuesday. Based on everything I...