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    well why not?

    Dusty Springfield - died Mar 2nd 1999

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999
    UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2006

    my fav

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    Jeff Healey - died 02 March 2008, at 41 years of age. Here's his version of "As The Years Go Passing By".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby View Post
    Jeff Healey - died 02 March 2008, at 41 years of age.
    It was truly sad to lose Mr. Healey at such a young age. Lost his eyesight to cancer at 1 year old, and then his life at 42. For more on this magnificent musician who should have been given the time to give more: http://jeffhealey.com/
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    Harlan Howard - died Mar 2nd 2002 at the age of 75

    Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1997
    more known for his writing but he did do his own recording
    including this which was a #1 pop hit for Guy Mitchell in 1959

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    Johnny Preston - died on this day in 2011 at the age of 71, from heart failure

    #1 US/UK 1960 hit with this
    written by The Big Bopper
    I felt sorry for Little White Dove

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    Richard Manuel - died 04 March 1986. Best known as a member of The Band - pianist, singer and sometimes drummer, he wrote this song - 'Jawbone' and has posthumously received recognition from various luminaries on the musical landscape as having been something of a genius. I think he was aware that he was fairly well regarded while still alive too, which is really what counts!

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    Patsy Cline - died on this day in 1963 at the age of 30, in a plane crash

    #1 US Country hit with this in 1961
    written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard

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    Alvin Lee - died on 06 March 2013 as a result of complications during a 'routine surgical procedure' - he was 68. He was both lead guitarist and vocalist for Ten Years After and it's likely he's one of the 60's guitar masters John Frusciante refers to. TYA gained a lot more recognition after their Woodstock performance of "I'm Going Home" - deservedly so, and they'd paid their dues before that. Their highest charting single, written by Mr Lee - "I'd Love To Change The World" -

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    TenYears After...i like what ive heard from those guys...!

    Patsy Cline....such a shame she died so young, i really love her vocals,so tuneful...love her vocal tones also.

    Johnny Preston...i love "running bear" and had no idea The Big Bopper wrote it...thanks for the little bit of info on that mate.

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    King Floyd - died on this day in 2006 at the age of 61, of a stroke

    #6 US / #41 UK in 1971
    it's called soul music

    nice James Brown scream

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