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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 Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston , died July 26, 2015 having been in a coma since Jan. 31, 2015. She was 22. Brown's condition had been in the news since she was found alive but unresponsive in a bathtub in her home Jan. 31 in a chillingly similar situation to that of her own mother, who died Feb. 11, 2012, of drowning in a bathtub. Brown was placed in a medically induced coma, and though the media have frequently speculated on her...
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Johnny Kemp Obituary (AP News)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer...

Percy Sledge Obituary (AP News)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from...

Charmayne Maxwell Obituary (AP News)

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George Duke Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative says...

Bobby Bland Obituary (AP News)

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

Marvin Junior Obituary (AP News)

Marvin Junior, whose raw but robust baritone...

Clarence Burke Obituary (AP News)

Clarence Burke Jr., the lead singer of the Five...

Bobbie Smith Obituary (AP News)

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - A former lead singer of...

Richard Street Obituary (AP News)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Motown vocalist Richard...

Otis Harris Obituary (AP News)

BALTIMORE (AP) - Otis "Damon" Harris, a former...

Donald Byrd Obituary (AP News)

DOVER, Delaware (AP) - Jazz musician Donald Byrd,...

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner,...

Patti Page Obituary (AP News)

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Fontella Bass Obituary (AP News)

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born...

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Major Harris Obituary (AP News)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Major Harris, a former...

Natina Reed Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are trying the figure...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marvin Hamlisch, who composed...

Herb Reed Obituary (AP News)

BOSTON (AP) - Herb Reed, the last surviving...

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