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  • August 26, 2000 - Bassist Doug Woody was found dead
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    August 26, 2000 – Bassist Doug Woody was found dead

    AUGUST 26, 2000 – Bassist DOUG WOODY (b. October 3, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee as Douglas Allen Woody) was found dead sitting up in a chair at the Marriott Courtyard Motel in Queens, New York. A preliminary autopsy performed was inconclusive and showed no immediate cause of death. He was survived by his wife Jenny and daughter Savannah.Best […] More

  • September 14, 1998 Johnny Adams died
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    September 14, 1998 Johnny Adams died

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1998 – Blues/jazz singer JOHNNY ADAMS (b. January 5, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana as Laten John Adams) died at age 66 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a long battle with prostate cancer. Known as “The Tan Canary” for the multi-octave range of his singing voice, his swooping vocal mannerisms and falsetto, Adams’ biggest hits were […] More

  • September 14, 1970 Stevie Wonder married singer Rita “Syreeta” Wright
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    September 14, 1970 Stevie Wonder married singer Rita “Syreeta” Wright

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1970 – 20 year-old singer/songwriter/musician Stevie Wonder married 24 year-old singer Rita “Syreeta” Wright (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004). Wright met label-mate Wonder in 1968, and the two began dating the following year. On the advice of Wonder, Wright became a songwriter. Their first collaboration, “It’s a Shame,” was recorded by The […] More

  • September 14, 1981 - Furry Lewis died of a heart attack 1
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    September 14, 1981 – Furry Lewis died of a heart attack

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1981 – Singer/songwriter/guitarist FURRY LEWIS (b. March 6, 1893 or 1899 in Greenwood, Mississippi as Walter E. Lewis) died of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee. He was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery, in South Memphis, where his grave bears two headstones, the second purchased by fans. Lewis, who had worked as a street sweeper for […] More

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    September 14, 1979 – Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera, the film “Quadrophenia” was released

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1979 – Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera, the film “Quadrophenia” was released. It featured Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a 1960s Mod, supported by Leslie Ash, Toyah and, towards the end of the film, The Police frontman Sting. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing début. Unlike the film adaptation […] More

  • September 15, 2013 Jackie Lomax died
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    September 15, 2013 Jackie Lomax died

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 – Singer/songwriter/musician JACKIE LOMAX (b. on May 10, 1944 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England) died at age 69 on the Wirral Peninsula of cancer while staying in England for the wedding of his daughter. Lomax’s second wife, the former Annie Richardson, died a year earlier. Their survivors included his daughters, Vicki, Louise and Janine, all from […] More

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