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The Blues Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the The Blues Memorial Site.

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LONDON (AP) - Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65. Pink Floyd's spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says the band member's family did not want to give more details about his death. Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink...
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69. Clemons was hospitalized about a week ago after suffering a stroke at his home in Singer Island, Fla. He died of complications from the stroke, spokeswoman Marilyn Laverty said Saturday. Known as the Big Man for his imposing 6-foot-5-inch, 270-plus pound frame,...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Ray Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel and blues in such crowd-pleasers as "What'd I Say" and heartfelt ballads like "Georgia on My Mind," died Thursday, a spokesman said. He was 73. Charles died at his Beverly Hills home surrounded by family and friends, said spokesman Jerry Digney. Charles last public appearance was alongside Clint Eastwood on April 30, when the city of Los Angeles designated the singer's studios, built 40 years ago in...
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Lou Rawls Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced...

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B.B. King Obituary (AP News)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King believed anyone could...

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Etta James Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Etta James, the feisty R&B...

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Albertina Walker Obituary (AP News)

CHICAGO (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Albertina...

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Bobby Bland Obituary (AP News)

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Bobby "Blue" Bland, a...

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Jessy Dixon Obituary (AP News)

CHICAGO (AP) - Jessy Dixon, a singer and...

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Fats Domino Obituary (AP News)

Fats Domino, the early rock 'n' roll superstar...

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Clifford Antone Obituary (Statesman)

Blues legend Clifford Antone dies Cause of...

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