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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:56 AM

Bob Montgomery, who co-wrote a few of Buddy Holly's hits and penned much-covered pop standard Misty Blue, has died aged 77.



Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

View PostObakeFilter, on 23 November 2014 - 11:47 PM, said:

Clive Palmer, founding member of the Incredible String Band.
Yeah, saw this on Wizz Jones' Facebook page. Not sure if he belongs on this thread or the Old Folkies one, either way; highly obitable...loads of broadsheet reading types grew up on that kind of folk.


Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:47 PM

Clive Palmer, founding member of the Incredible String Band.

John Kettley

Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

Bob Crewe, co-wrote most of the Four Seasons hits as well as The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine, Lady Marmalade and Music to Watch Girls By.

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:54 PM

I have never heard of Robin Thicke but his career just died when his new album sold less than 54 copies on debut in Australia last week:


His UK sales were abysmal too.


Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

Mike Hawker, who wrote I Only Want to be With You and Walking back to Happiness died back in May aged 77.


Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

I saw this yesterday and was going to ignore it as I had never heard of Teenie Hodges but then I found out he co-wrote Take Me To The River so I thought it worth mentioning.

Went home and listened to Talking Heads version.


Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:05 PM

Sonny Curtis who joined the Crickets after Buddy Holly had died and wrote numerous songs such as "I Fought The Law", "Walk Right Back" and "More Then I Can Say" among others should be added to the list.


Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:33 AM

PS that's Pete Callander, Hal David, and Gerry Goffin


Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 18 May 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:

Being a rubbish songwriter myself, it's time to salute the people who make the pop musical world go round. Most aren't on the verge of death, but never mind (all over 60, though). Off the top of my head, my living greats include:

Chip Taylor

Les Reed


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