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Charles Edward Daniels October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020

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 … Continue reading

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John Alfred Mandel November 23, 1925 – June 29, 2020

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 … Continue reading

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Dame Vera Margaret Lynn 20 March 1917 -18 June 2020

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 … Continue reading

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Ricky Valance 10 April 1936 – 12 June 2020

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 … Continue reading

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