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Farewell, Sandy Dillon And Ray Majors

August 11, 2022

Two prominent figures of British musical landscape, Sandy Dillon and Ray Majors, left this mortal coil within days of each other: death did not do them part. There’s no details presently on the reason of the couple’s unexpected, untimely passing, … Continue reading

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Songwriting Giant Lamont Dozier Passed Away

August 10, 2022

Lamont Dozier, one of the architects of modern music – a giant of classic soul and contemporary pop – passed away on August 8th at the age of 81. It might have seemed that in the later years the veteran … Continue reading

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Barbara Thompson, The Grand Dame Of British Jazz, Passed Away

July 10, 2022

When people talk about female saxophonists of international renown, it’s usually Candy Dulfer that comes to mind; when I think about players of the fair sex, it’s always Barbara Thompson whose name and music I mentally hear. And now the … Continue reading

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Manny Charlton Has Left The Building

July 6, 2022

Always full of energy, if sometimes understandably grumpy, Manny Charlton, the founder member of Scottish legends , unexpectedly passed away on July 5th at the age of 80. Having left the band in 1990 with a prospect of retirement – … Continue reading

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HEADS HANDS & FEET Songwriter Ray Smith Passed Away

June 7, 2022

“Old soldiers never die,” stated HEADS HANDS & FEET in 1973, yet time is relentless, and the British ensemble’s soul, guitarist Ray Smith, passed away at the age of 78. This band might be mostly known for the presence of … Continue reading

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