Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Udo Juergens, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Udo Juergens

    By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.Juergens collapsed in Gottlieben, a town on Lake Constance north of Zurich, Switzerland, and was taken to a hospital where he died 4:25 p.m.,...

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  • Bob Montgomery, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    Bob Montgomery

    The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died.Greg Matusky is a publicist for Bob Montgomery. He said Montgomery died Thursday in Lee's Summit, Missouri, after a struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 77.Montgomery was born in Lampasas, Texas, on May 12, 1937.He initially teamed up...

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  • Ian McLagan, 69 (1945 - 2014)

    Ian McLagan

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rolling Stones collaborator and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan has died.A statement on his official website said the musician died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 69.McLagan was a member of the British pop group Small Faces in the 1960s. The band changed its name to Faces when Rod Stewart and Ron Wood joined in...

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  • Bobby Keys, 70 (1943 - 2014)

    Bobby Keys

    By KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saxophonist Bobby Keys, a lifelong rock 'n' roller who toured with Buddy Holly, played on recordings by John Lennon and laid down one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," has died. He was 70. Michael Webb, who played keyboard with Keys, said Keys died Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee,...

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  • Sabah, 87 (1927 - 2014)


    By DIAA HADID, The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career. And even while playfully mocked in her later years for clinging to youth through plastic surgeries, flings with far-younger men...

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