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Notable Music Deaths

  • Jimi Jamison, 63 (1951 - 2014)

    Jimi Jamison

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He had returned to Memphis after performing in California.Jamison joined the group in 1984, after it had already become...

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  • Glenn Cornick, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Glenn Cornick

    CATHY BUSSEWITZ, The Associated PressHONOLULU (AP) — Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.Drew Cornick says his 67-year-old father had been receiving hospice care.Cornick performed with Jethro Tull from its inception in late 1967 until 1970.The band's vocalist and floutist, Ian Anderson,...

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  • Joseph Bennett (2014)

    Joseph Bennett

    DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has died in his Caribbean homeland. He was 76.Music promoter Jon Baker said Thursday that the musician and singer nicknamed "Powda" died of respiratory problems Wednesday at a Kingston hospital."He will...

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  • Henry Stone, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    Henry Stone

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93.Stone, a co-founder of the famed TK Records, died Thursday of natural causes at a Miami-area hospital, the funeral home Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels confirmed.Stone opened up a record-distribution...

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  • Michael Johns, 35 (1978 - 2014)

    Michael Johns

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighth-round stunner, has died. He was 35.The network and his family released statements Saturday confirming the Australian-born singer's death.His family says it appreciated the support streaming in from around the world but said...

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