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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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R&B Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Charles Neville

Charles Neville, saxophonist and founding member of the Neville Brothers, has died at the age of 79, according to multiple news sources. His brother Aaron Neville confirmed to WWL-TV in New Orleans that Charles died from pancreatic cancer in Massachusetts. Charles and his brothers were born in New Orleans and the Neville Brothers were a legendary band in their hometown. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. He started his musical career in the...
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