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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

  • 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

  • September 15, 2013 - Singer Bobby Mansfield died at age 76 in NYC.
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    September 15, 2013 – Singer Bobby Mansfield died at age 76 in NYC.

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 – Singer BOBBY MANSFIELD (b. August 26, 1937 in The Bronx, New York City) died at age 76 in NYC.Mansfield was an original member of The Wrens, a doo-wop vocal group from The Bronx, New York City, best known for their song “Come Back My Love”. They began in the Morrisania section of the Bronx […] More

  • September 15, 1983 - Drummer Willie bobo died at the age of 49,
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    September 15, 1983 – Drummer Willie Bobo died at the age of 49,

    SEPTEMBER 15, 1983 – Drummer WILLIE BOBO (b. February 28, 1934 in New York City as William Correa) died at the age of 49, succumbing to cancer after a period of ill health. He was survived by another son, Eric, who performed with him, and his wife, Alicia.Bobo grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York City, and began […] More

  • September 15, 1965 – Steve Brown died at age 75
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    September 15, 1965 – Steve Brown died at age 75

    SEPTEMBER 15, 1965 – Bassist/tubist/sousaphonist STEVE BROWN (b. January 13, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana as Theodore Brown) died at age 75 in Detroit, Michigan. Like many New Orleans bassists, he played both string bass and tuba professionally, but best known for his work on string bass.Brown was the younger brother of trombonist Tom Brown. In his youth […] More

  • September 14, 1993 – Thomas Kaye of Jay & the Americans died
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    September 14, 1993 – Thomas Kaye of Jay & the Americans died

    SEPTEMBER 14, 1993 – Musician/singer/songwriter/producer THOMAS KAYE (b. 1940 or 1942 in North Dakota as Thomas Jefferson Kontos) of Jay & the Americans died in Warwick, New York after taking an overdose of painkillers. Kaye had worked with a wide variety of musicians including Jay & The Americans, The Shirelles, Loudon Wainwright III, and Gene Clark as well […] More

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