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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Dee » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:37 am

Deeply sorry to post the passing of Allen Toussaint:

Influential songwriter, producer Allen Toussaint has died
Allen Toussaint, the legendary songwriter, producer, arranger and performer hailed by the Grammys, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and musicians and fans worldwide as one of the most influential figures in New Orleans music, died Monday while on tour in Europe, his family confirmed. He was 77.
Though always soft-spoken, humble and most often preferring to stay behind the scenes, the list of those who benefited from Toussaint's touch as a producer and arranger is staggering. It ranges from the 1950s to the present day: from Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Dr. John, the Meters, Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker and Glen Campbell to the late Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, Lee Dorsey, Jessie Hill, Benny Spellman and Al Hirt, to name but a few.
(One of the songs) Toussaint wrote that became familiar to audiences nationwide was "Southern Nights," recorded by Glenn Campbell in 1977 and recognized by BMI as the "most performed song of the year." It was nominated for song of the year by the Grammy Awards and the Country Music Association.
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Post by Dee » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:54 am

Legendary record producer Billy Sherrill dies - August 4, 2015

Mr. Sherrill was also a songwriter and arranger.
In the sixties and seventies, he was known for being a key contributor to the development of the "countrypolitan" sound.

Songs written or co-written by Mr. Sherrill can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... y_Sherrill" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You'll notice songs on this list performed by Glen Campbell such as the wonderful My Elusive Dreams and Living In A House Full Of Love.

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Mike Joyce » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:32 pm

arlw,
I was shocked to hear this news. I hadn't heard she was even ill. She was the mainstay of Saturday TV for years.
Another great artist taken too soon.



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Post by arlw » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:14 pm

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72----really great singer-I remember her from the 60's!

Former Beatle Paul McCartney said news of Black's death came as a shock. "She had a fine distinctive voice and was always a bit of a laugh. It was a privilege to know and love her," McCartney said in a statement.
Ringo Starr tweeted: "She was a good friend we will all miss her."

Black was born Priscilla White in Liverpool, northwest England, in 1943. As a teenager she sang part-time and worked in the cloakroom of the Cavern Club, where her musical talent was spotted by rising local stars The Beatles.
Signed by the Fab Four's manager, Brian Epstein, she had a string of hits starting in 1964 with "Anyone Who Had a Heart," written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and "You're My World." Both went to No. 1 in Britain, and the latter also charted in the U.S.
She also had success with the Bacharach-David theme tune for the 1966 film "Alfie," and recorded several Beatles songs, including "The Long and Winding Road."

By the late '60s she was famous enough to be known by her first name alone, and hosted a BBC variety show, "Cilla."

Way too young!



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by admin » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:16 pm

Thanks for letting us know Arlw.



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Post by arlw » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:01 pm

'Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson dies at 67---Really loved her music and Glen sang some of her songs too!

Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, N.D., and raised in California. She came from a musical family: Her parents Casey and Liz Anderson were both songwriters; the latter penned the Merle Haggard hits “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive.”

Ms. Anderson’s debut single, a duet with Jerry Lane called “For Better or for Worse,” was released in 1966, when she was just 19 years old. It failed to chart. However, later that year her single “Ride, Ride, Ride,” cracked the country charts, and its successor, “If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)” was a Top 5 hit.

What a shame to lose her!



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Mike Joyce » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:08 pm

If you are going to be remembered for one song this would be a great one to give to the world. It is a timeless classic.



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Post by Dee » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:43 am

Wayne Carson: Writer of wistful pop-country ballads including the hit 'Always on My Mind' passed away on July 20, 2015 at the age of 72.
Carson had the gift of being able to convey universal human emotions in an original, almost conversational way - perhaps most notably in Always on My Mind, a song recorded by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and 800 other artists, including the Pet Shop Boys: "Maybe I didn't love you quite as often as I could have /Little things I should have said and done / I just never took the time / You were always on my mind."
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment ... 04148.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also: Check out NPR's tribute with soundbites at: http://www.npr.org/2015/07/22/425224992 ... dies-at-72" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and Rolling Stone's article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 2-20150721" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by arlw » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:16 pm

http://nypost.com/2015/07/09/ken-stable ... ead-at-69/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not a singer, but did love music. Ken Stabler was a terrific quarterback and way too young at only 69.

This is the reason why men and women should get checked for this disease. If you catch it early you probably will be ok. Ken Stabler was in
Stage 4. He will be missed. I grew up with this guy, what a shame.



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by rickv404 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:02 pm

Mike Joyce wrote:That's a good question rickv404.
Jerry Reed did the same thing also "Today is mine" and "She understands me" under the name Hubbard on Glen's The last time I saw her album. I wonder if it is a contractual thing with the record companies.
I have heard before that artists have been told to use a different name when writing or they risk breaking some condition of their contacts with an existing label they are signed to.
It would be great to here the answer on this one.
The difference being Hubbard is Jerry Reed's actual last name. "Joe Rainey" was completely made up. I always thought they used "Jerry Hubbard" on the songwriting credits for "Today is Mine" and "She Understands Me" because he was most associated with "Amos Moses" at the time and didn't want the impression that those were that type of song, though on the back cover notes it is indicated that "Jerry Reed" wrote them, but that they were "sensitive ballads".



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