Charles Edward Daniels October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020 was a popular American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Daniels was active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
John Alfred Mandel November 23, 1925 – June 29, 2020 was an American composer and arranger of popular songs, film music and jazz. The musicians he worked with include Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Diane Schuur and Shirley Horn. He was nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and won five. This included three nominations he received for the first film score he composed by himself in 1958.
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn 20 March 1917 -18 June 2020 was a British singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were largely popular during the Second World War. She was widely known as “the Forces’ Sweetheart” and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India, and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association. The songs most associated with her are “We’ll Meet Again”, “The White Cliffs of Dover”, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and “There’ll Always Be an England”.
Ricky Valance- David Spencer, 10 April 1936 – 12 June 2020 was a Welsh pop singer. He was best known for the UK number one single “Tell Laura I Love Her”, which sold over a million copies in 1960. He was the first male Welsh singer to have a UK number one single hit.