David Thomas “Davy” Jones

David Thomas “Davy” Jones
(30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012)
Was an English singer-songwriter, musician, actor and businessman best known as one of the Monkees four man pop rock group and co-star of the TV series of the same name. His acting credits include a Tony-nominated role as the Artful Dodger in the original London and Broadway productions of Oliver! as well as a starring cameo role in a hallmark episode of The Brady Bunch television show and later reprised parody film; Love, American Style; and My Two Dads. Jones is considered one of the great teen idols. Actor turned singer who helped propel the TV rock Band ” The Monkees to the top of the pop charts. Feb 29. Heart Attack

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know” influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Albums”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1986, and ranked it at number 254 on the magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a woman to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media[

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Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius

Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012)
Aan American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Eventually Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.
Besides his smooth and deep voice and afro (which slowly shrunk over the years as hairstyle tastes changed), Cornelius was best known for the catchphrase that he used to close the show: “… and you can bet your last money, it’s all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!” After Cornelius’s departure, it was shortened to “…and as always, we wish you love, peace and soul!” and was used through the most recent new episodes in 2006. Another introductory phrase he often used was: “We got another sound comin’ out of Philly that’s a sho ‘nough dilly”.

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