Notices of Artists’ Passings

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby arlw » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:10 pm

Actor Rod Taylor dies in Los Angeles at 84. He was a suave Australian actor whose brawny good looks made him a leading man for films ranging from Westerns to romantic comedies. AND another has left musically!-

Andraé Edward Crouch (July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer and pastor. Referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by contemporary Christian and gospel music professionals, Crouch was known for his compositions The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) and Soon and Very Soon. He is also known for his work during the 1980s with leading choirs that sang on the Michael Jackson hit Man in the Mirror as well as Madonna's Like a Prayer.


We lost our oldest and dearest friend this past week. He was 90, and we are attending the funeral tomorrow! We called him and he called us every night!!!!! Going to miss that...
We also lost in December a very dear friend of my other half---they grew up together and met at age 12 / served in the Air Force and for over 50 years were great friends-he was only 65! We are losing many people this time of the year--please take care of yourselves as we try to do the same on this end.......
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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby arlw » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:15 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a Stroke on Christmas Day!



Also another that most of us grew up with! I was surprised at her age!Donna Douglas, who played the buxom Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.

Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. Donna Douglas was 82!!
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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby Dee » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:01 pm

Thank you for the notice, arlw.
RIP, Joe Cocker.
So young at 70, so much music left unsung. As many of you know, Joe Cocker was on Jimmy Webb's last album, STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, performing the Jimmy Webb (and also Glen Campbell) classic, "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress".

Jimmy Webb posted this remembrance on his Facebook wall on December 22nd:

For a number of reasons, the news of Joe Cocker's passing is one of the most personally devastating events of this year--or any year.

Joe attended my first marriage ceremony when I was in my 20s--
and I was with him in an LA studio not too long ago where we were working on a track.

I loved him musically because he drew no artificial boundaries between pop and rock. He made me feel comfortable in his world. He was a loving guy who has been -- contrary to his image--sober for most of his life. He was devoted to simply reaching out and helping others.

It was a great honor for Joe to record "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" on his album Sheffield Steel, produced by Jim Price and again on my most recent cd "Still Within the Sound of My Voice" produced by Fred Mollin in 2012.

When we were last in the studio, it was incredible to watch him sing--he felt each note of the music--he gesticulated each note. The song may have started with his voice but it moved through him to the tips of his fingers.

Time spent with him was always relaxed and enjoyable and to say he will be missed doesn't seem to carry the necessary sense of his importance in my life and in the world of music. But "he will be missed."

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby arlw » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:16 pm

Just heard that Joe Cocker passed away today at the age of only 70! I believe it was Lung Cancer.
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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby Dee » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:20 am

RIP, Buddy Bruce 1930-2014

Rites set for 'Tequila' guitarist, longtime Tulsa musician Buddy Bruce

http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/rites-s ... 5ef38.html
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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby Cowpoke » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:08 am

This happened a few months ago, but Donnie Lanier certainly had a connection to Glen. He was nicknamed "Dirt" by producer Jimmy Bowen and is mentioned in Glen's autobiography. Donny was a LA studio musician but even more importanly, a contractor, who always found the right musicians for a recording session.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... 250d183a26

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Postby siblis » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:09 pm

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies

CNN) -- Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter and bassist for legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at 71.

Bruce's family confirmed the death of the Scottish musician on his official website and Facebook page.

"The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Post by Jack Bruce.Considered one of the greatest rock trios of all time, Cream was formed by Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in 1966. The band produced such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room," "Crossroads" and "Strange Brew," many of which Bruce wrote and sang. He also helped come up with the memorable guitar riff in "Sunshine of Your Love."

The band members' infighting and drug use became almost as well-known as their musical talent, and the group parted ways in 1968.

"Jack felt that he had strayed too far from his ideals and wanted to rediscover his musical and social roots," according to his official biography.

Born to musical parents in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1943, Bruce played in various dance bands and jazz groups before joining the Graham Bond Organization in 1962, where he met Baker. He later joined John Mayall's Blues Breakers and met guitarist Eric Clapton, leading to the formation of Cream.

After group broke up, Bruce went on to record solo albums and front bands. He released more than a dozen solo LPs over the next four decades, including his latest, "Silver Rails," in March. Cream reunited briefly in 1993 for the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Baker expressed condolences on his Facebook page for "the loss of a fine man."
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