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R&B – rhythm & blues – originated as a mix of jazz, gospel and blues, but has gone on to incorporate influences from funk, hip-hop, and even rock music. The death of an R&B great can create in us a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of musical expression.
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2/18/1939 - 7/22/2017

R&B Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Bobby Taylor

Bobby Taylor, the singer and producer who discovered The Jackson 5, has died, according to Rolling Stone magazine. He was 78, according to public records. Taylor died Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, at a hospital in Hong Kong, where he’d been living for the last several years. He was undergoing treatment for leukemia. Family friend and producer Suzy Michelson confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. “Bobby was a producer, creator, and mentor to all of the greats in the early Motown...
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