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Singers Henry Fambrough, Marvin Taylor, Jessie Robert Peck, Bobbie Smith and Charlton Washington of the Spinners (Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

K-EARTH 101 Remembers The Spinners’ Bobbie Smith

K-EARTH 101’s Jim Carson remembers Bobbie Smith, the original lead singer of The Spinners.

03/19/2013

Bobby Rogers (R) dies at 73/Credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Founding Member Of The Miracles, Popular Songwriter Bobby Rogers Dies

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

03/04/2013

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Reg Presley, Lead singer of the Troggs, Dies Of Cancer

Reg Presley, lead singer of the Troggs on hit songs including the garage-rock classic “Wild Thing,” has died. He was 71.

02/05/2013

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‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies

Fontella Bass, the St. Louis-born soul singer behind 1965’s “Rescue Me,” died last night at the age of 72.

12/27/2012

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We Will Always Love Her: Honoring Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s death on February 11th  at the age of 48 came as a shock to the music world. But in the months that followed fans, friends, family and fellow musicians were able to pay their […]

12/26/2012

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‘Don’t Tell Me': A Poem About Losing A Child

A mother wrote a powerful poem about losing her son.

12/17/2012

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Remembering Andy Williams With His Biggest Hits

Iconic singer Andy Williams passed away on Tuesday. Remember his music and legacy with some of his biggest hits.

09/26/2012

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Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist Stuart Swanlund Passes Away

Swanlund joined the band in 1989, around the time when the band were moving from their jam based roots to a more traditional country sound. He played on singles including “Driving You Out Of My Mind” and “Walk Outside The Lines.”

08/06/2012

Bob Babbit, far right, with other Funk Brothers, Uriel Jones & Eddie Willis. (Provided photo)

Funk Brothers Bassist Bob Babbitt Dies at 74

Bob Babbitt, who played in Motown Records’ house band Funk Brothers, died yesterday (July 17) in a Nashville hospice following a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 74.

07/17/2012

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Deep Purple’s Jon Lord Dead at 71

Deep Purple keyboardist and co-founder Jon Lord died today (July 16) in London after suffering a fatal pulmonary embolism and a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

07/16/2012

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