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Posted 16 January 2015 - 01:17 AM

Ervin Drake, who wrote the English lyrics to Quando, Quando, Quando and also It was a Very Good Year (covered by Frank Sinatra) and I Believe (Frankie Laine, The Bachelors, Robson & Jerome et al). has died aged 95.

ITS NOT A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR HIM WAS IT !  


time

Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:10 PM

Ervin Drake, who wrote the English lyrics to Quando, Quando, Quando and also It was a Very Good Year (covered by Frank Sinatra) and I Believe (Frankie Laine, The Bachelors, Robson & Jerome et al). has died aged 95.


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.

http://www.hollywood...montgomery-dead

maryportfuncity

Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

Clive Palmer, founding member of the Incredible String Band.
https://www.facebook...749113405164004

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.

ObakeFilter

Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:47 PM

Clive Palmer, founding member of the Incredible String Band.
https://www.facebook...749113405164004

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:

http://www.theguardi...opies-australia

His UK sales were abysmal too.

time

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.

Bibliogryphon

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.

Phantom

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.

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