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On 5/9/2020 at 12:56 PM, HossC said:

Little Richard has passed away at the age of 87. He was cited as an influence by acts such as The Beatles, Elvis and Elton John. From 1957, here's Lucille:
 

 

Cousin HossC... I was gonna ask but don't have to now. This is the one Waylon Jennings did. I just listened to this one in the video. Being a Country and WJ fan I must go with his cover though.

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12 hours ago, Skipper Duke said:

Cousin HossC... I was gonna ask but don't have to now. This is the one Waylon Jennings did. I just listened to this one in the video. Being a Country and WJ fan I must go with his cover though.

I checked to see if I had Waylon's version (I don't), and was reminded of Kenny Rogers' song of the same name. Kenny's Lucille ("You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille") was released in early 1977, and while being a completely different song, was also covered by Waylon Jennings in 1977.

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I thought I'd give Olivia Newton-John some space, but we also lost prolific songwriter Lamont Dozier on Monday at the age of 81. If the name's not familiar, he was part of the very successful Holland–Dozier–Holland Motown songwriting team who wrote hits for artists such as Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers. Here's an early hit from Martha and the Vandellas - Heatwave:

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I've just seen that controversial singer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at the age of 87. He was described as "One of the last survivors of rock 'n' roll's golden age". At 22, Jerry Lee Lewis famously married his 13-year-old cousin. Obviously that never happened with our favorite cousins, but in 'One Armed Bandits' Bo did tell Daisy, "If we weren't cousins, I'd marry you.", to which Daisy replied, "That's never stopped anyone in this family before."

Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless

 

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I never intended this to be a tribute thread, but it seems to be a good place to collect the tributes. I'd love to see more posts here of one word song titles by people who hadn't just died!

Tonight I've just read that Irene Cara has died at 63, although the cause of death has not been released. Along with "Flashdance - What a Feeling", Fame is probably her best known song.

 

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Another day, another obituary. Yesterday we lost Fleetwood Mac member and solo artists Christine McVie at the age of 79. She was one of eight members of the band inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

I've posted 'Songbird' before, but it was back in 2011, and out of my limited choice of one word song titles in her collection, it's the most well-known.
 

 

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Back to the obituaries. It was announced today that Anita Pointer, from the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, has died aged 74. Here's 'Automatic', one of their hits from 1984. It was a #1 single here in Ireland.

 

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