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The Blues Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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The The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Walter Morrison

Walter "Junie" Morrison, a talented keyboardist and producer who performed with George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic as well as the Ohio Players, has died, according to multiple news sources. Morrison was 62. Morrison, who was born in 1954, also performed with the British group Soul II Soul, which had a hit with the 1989 single "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)." Morrison's death was announced by Dam-Funk, who said Morrison's daughter, Akasha, shared the news. Morrison appeared...
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