Ronnie Spector August 10, 1943 – January 12,

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Ronnie Spector August 10, 1943 – January 12,2022), Veronica Greenfield Veronica Yvette Bennett known as Ronnie Spector, was an American singer who formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley.

Bennett fronted the group while record producer Phil Spector produced the majority of their output. The two were married in 1968 and separated in 1972. Bennett sang lead on the Ronettes’ string of hits in the early-to-mid–1960s, including “Be My Baby” (1963), “Baby, I Love You” (1963), “The Best Part of Breakin’ Up” (1964), and “Walking in the Rain” (1964).

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James Dee Crowe August 27, 1937 – December 24, 2021

James Dee Crowe August 27, 1937 – December 24, 2021, was an American banjo player and bluegrass band leader. He first became known during his four-year stint with Jimmy Martin in the 1950s. Crowe was the leader of the bluegrass group New South from 1971 until his death in 2021

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Robert Michael Nesmith December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021

Robert Michael Nesmith December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021 was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith’s songwriting credits include “Different Drum” (sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys).
From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith was a member of the television pop-rock band the Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name. Nesmith won his role largely by appearing nonchalant when he auditioned. He rode his motorcycle to the audition, and wore a wool hat to keep his hair out of his eyes; producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered the “wool hat” guy, and called Nesmith back

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Stonewall Jackson November 6, 1932 – December 4, 2021

Stonewall Jackson November 6, 1932 – December 4, 2021 was an American country music singer, guitarist, and musician who achieved his greatest fame during country’s “golden” honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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