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Post by arlw » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:56 pm

Troy Shondell, who had a hit song in 1961 with "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)," dies--another one with this disease! This guy was talented-check out other links on him as he was all over the charts!


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock n' roll singer Troy Shondell, who had a hit song in 1961 with "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)," has died. He was 76.

Shondell, whose real name was Gary Shelton, died Thursday at a nursing facility in Picayune, Mississippi, according to family friend K.J. Vigue. Vigue says Shondell's wife, Trina, told him about the death. The cause was complications related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Shondell started singing and writing as a teenager. One of his earliest songs, "Kissin' at the Drive-In," became popular at drive-in movie theaters.

His biggest hit was "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)," which spent four months on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1961 and also charted on the UK singles chart. He later became a songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee



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Post by arlw » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:32 pm

Natalie Cole, American Singer, Songwriter, Dies at 65


Natalie Cole, the American singer who overcame battles with substance abuse and the long shadow of her famous father to earn worldwide success of her own, has died. She was 65.

Cole died Thursday night at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles "due to complications from ongoing health issues," according to a statement from her family.

Natalie sang with Glen on different occasions and also Glen appears playing guitar on many of Natalie's Father, "Nat King Cole". 65 is just way too soon. What a great voice!! :cry:



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Post by Dee » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi, ar, thank you for the information about the rare Terry Black single that Glen and other session musicians played on.
Below is the URL for Black's recording on YouTube. (A poster on this YT page shared that Glen is playing a 12-string guitar here.) Love the guitar ending!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPH2lzijJQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


More sad news today:

Seinfeld producer Howard West dies at 84 after 60 years in the entertainment business where he worked with Neil Diamond and Glen Campbell
...West took on clients such as Diamond and Campbell as well as Anne Murray, Jerry Reed and Greg Garrison (who produced/directed The Dean Martin Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast).
He also packaged The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and The Bobby Darin Show.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... pbell.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Post by arlw » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:42 pm

Sad day for P.F. Sloan----Glen was on this record:

Unless You Care/Can’t We Go – Terry Black. This is an original release on Tollie Records from 1964. Produced by Sloan and Barri. It made the charts at #99, but was played in the Bay Area. The song Unless You Care became a Canadian hit in late part of 1964. Many of the songs also appear on another Black LP from the mid 60’s, the wonderfully titled The Black Plague. Glen Campbell plays session guitar on Unless You Care, and Sloan has recalled that other top Los Angeles session guys Leon Russell and Hal Blaine also played on the Black Plague recordings from this era. This 45 is in MONO – T-9026-Tollie Records/Sloan and Barri for Dunhill Productions. This is an extremely rare 45 and in terrific shape. This recording is 37 years old. Glen Campbell was 28 when he did the guitar work on here



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Post by Mike Joyce » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:30 pm

That will be another bit of sad news for Jimmy Webb. As we know he wrote P F Sloan about him and it was a recent hit for Rumer in the UK




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Post by Dee » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:00 pm

Another great, great artist has passed away, P.F. Sloan.

See: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... estruction" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Post by Dee » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:28 am

Funeral Friday, benefit concert Dec. 8 to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint

See: http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/ne ... oncert-dec" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Post by Mike Joyce » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:50 am

That is sad news Dee,
I always remember the story: When Southern Nights hit the top spot, Glen called Allen and asked him if he liked what he had done with the song and Allen said "Bless you Glen".
You may recalled that Glen was played Southern Nights by Allen while he was visiting Jimmy Webb. He loved the lyrics so much he recorded the song and the rest is history. As I also recall this caught Capitol by surprise and Glen was rushed into the studio to record an album to release on the strength of the single.



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Post by Dee » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:12 am

Billboard remembers Allen Toussaint

See: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... recordings" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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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.
For more information, see: http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2015/11 ... /75500982/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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