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time

Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

The composer of 'The Man of La Mancha' Mitch Leigh has died aged 86

charon

Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on 23 February 2014 - 11:39 PM, said:

Songwriter Gail Collins, who wrote the lyrics to Strange Brew by Cream and was later convicted of the killing of her husband - Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi - has been found dead in Mexico

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“She was one of the most brilliant people I have ever known, but she was also an opinionated jackass,” said her friend Diane Pearl.


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

Songwriter Gail Collins, who wrote the lyrics to Strange Brew by Cream and was later convicted of the killing of her husband - Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi - has been found dead in Mexico

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“She was one of the most brilliant people I have ever known, but she was also an opinionated jackass,” said her friend Diane Pearl.

Estuarian Float

Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:50 AM

View PostDavey Jones' Locker, on 17 September 2012 - 03:51 AM, said:

Harry Belafonte is fairly old now (born 1927) so he will be worth watching over the next few years. I like old Harry though so I hope he stays with us a while longer yet.

Harry looks pretty healthy on this JFK TV special. His voice is weak but his thought and speech are sharp.

CaptainChorizo

Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:51 AM

Not mentioned in this thread is Normal Gimbel(Sway,Killing Me Softly and the Oscar winning It Goes Like It Goes and a whole slew of easy listening pap and tv-movie themes from the 60s-80s).Not sure of his current health but he turns 86 in November.

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

I just discovered both members of this old songwriting partnership are still alive: Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. They wrote hits for Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Cliff Richard, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley amongst others. Both of them were born in 1918.

Here is an interview with Tepper from Elvis' official site: http://www.elvis.com...out_elvis.shtml

Handrejka

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Frank Pooler who wrote Merry Christmas Darling, and who was also a mentor/tutor of the Carpenters has died on 19th January. Oh and i don't care if this has already been mentioned in an another thread. I',m mentioning it now.

i was sure he died last year, otherwise I'd have put him in my dead pool.

Jonah

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Not a very famous man, but still worth a mention.

harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on 29 May 2009 - 04:33 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on May 28 2009, 09:14 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on May 28 2009, 08:48 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 29 October 2012 - 09:04 AM, said:

Jazz/soul/folk singer-songwriting pop star Terry Callier, man who could inhabit many a thread, has died aged 67. A sad day for sandal-clad Jools...

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