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Andy

Tim Brooke-Taylor - Had hits in 1975 with The Goodies, The Funky Gibbon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Funky_Gibbon
and Black Pudding Bertha

Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (17 July 1940 – 12 April 2020)[1] was an English comedian and actor.

Andy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Brooke-Taylor

Tim Brooke-Taylor had hits in the 1970's with The Goodies. Funky Gibon / Black Pudding Bertha

W♥M

Apology - it appears typepad flagged any comments with links as Spam (most comments with links are spam). I had to manually approve these comments.

Andy

Was (Not Was) vocalist Hillard 'Sweet Pea' Atkinson dies aged 74

Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, the fedora-wearing vocalist for Was (Not Was), has died at the age of 74.

The singer was known for hits including Walk The Dinosaur and Spy In The House Of Love, and also performed with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop.

He had the voice I always wished I had," Don Was told Billboard magazine. "When I was writing songs, I was always writing with him in mind."

The singer died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, where he lived, on 5 May.

Leon Muston

Just announced five minutes ago, South African gospel music artist Malibongwe Gcwabe has died following a chest infection. https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2020-05-13-breaking-news-eastern-cape-gospel-artist-malibongwe-gcwabe-has-passed-away/?fbclid=IwAR2BLdH2qgfvsQTiIEZ0LaAx8ufr9w8xGrdwD1NGUsTrE-5gMvy2hqP9FEM

Charlie Floyd

Apparently, Ron West passed away on or around May 2, 2020. Ron was the lead singer, guitarist, keyboard player, harmonica player and songwriter for the band, “Missouri”. Their 1978 eponymous debut featured the song “Movin’ On”, which was a regional hit and became a certified “KSHE Classic“ in St. Louis on KSHE 95 radio. Ron’s real name was Ron Hodgden. He was also a founding member of the popular Kansas City band, “The Chesmann”, along with his brothers Gary and Steve, from 1964 - 1974. Ron’s brother,Gary West, was also a member of the band, “Shooting Star”, which had several AOR hits in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s and had quite a few of their own “KSHE Classics” during the same time frame.

Grimble

Astrid Kirchherr, 20 May 1938 – 12 May 2020, at age 81. A photographer and artist. She was very important in the early days of The Beatles.
I can link some stuff here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrid_Kirchherr
https://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/paul-on-astrid-kirchherr

Charlie Floyd

Steve Priest died on June 4. He was the bass player and provided high harmonies to Brian Connolly (lead singer), as well as taking occasional lead vocals for the British glam-rock band, “The Sweet”. They found chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with songs like, “Ballroom Blitz”, “Love Is Like Oxygen”, “Fox On The Run” and “Little Willy”.

Grimble

George Floyd, 14. oktober 1973 - 25. mai 2020. The black man who was killed by the police on 25. May, 2020. There has been demonstrations. I read about him and he seemed to be a freestyle rapper of sorts and collaborated with Chris Ward... I've never heard of him before but I can link some stuff here:
https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/george-floyd-rap-collaborator-chris-ward-remembers-his-friends-unceasing-positivity-and-freestyling-skills/

Bruno DeL

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/300039075/kiwi-musician-aaron-tokona-of-weta-and-fly-my-pretties-fame-has-died?fbclid=IwAR31G-hUhng_BM4xjxAp1dGeTzQYCjiBoguSCn5O7h5oYbL_opI_hcF2jfU

Charlie Floyd

Songwriter, Moon Martin, died May 11, 2020. Born John David Martin in 1945, he was given the nickname, "Moon", because the word "moon" would appear in so many of the lyrics of his songs. His biggest hit was "Bad Case Of Loving You". His version, which was released in 1978 on the "Shots From A Cold Nightmare" album, never charted, but Robert Palmer's version the following year, reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Willy DeVille and his band, Mink DeVille, enjoyed some minor success in the UK with the Martin penned composition, "Cadillac Walk". Martin, himself, charted in 1979 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rolene" (#30) and "No Chance" (#50). His song, "X-Ray Vision", was a hit on MTV in 1982.

Leon Muston

South African gqom musician Biggie has died. https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2020-07-01-gqom-star-biggie-died-from-chronic-heart-condition/

Kaptin Barrett

Sam Boodram 'The Lion Of Cumuto' a Chutney artist from Trinidad died July 1st https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/sam-boodram-has-died/article_5d14b440-bbfb-11ea-b94d-0f5e58c5abb1.html

Leon Muston

South African tenor Kagiso Boroko died on 28 July 2020, allegedly by suicide.

evert

Wayne Fontana Died 6 aug realy worth to mention

MORINAIS YVES

Annie Cordy :
La reine du music-hall français, décédée vendredi 4 septembre,

evert

Swedish singer Anita Lindblom died 9 sept famous in sweden and scandinavia

Phil Horneman

Hello...Sept 24 is the last date. What happened to the update?

Leon Muston

South African country music legend Sally Vaughn died on October 13. https://www.tametimes.co.za/south-african-legend-dies-sally-vaughn/

Ray Bolen

Billy Joe Shaver passed away on Oct. 28, 2020
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/billy-joe-shaver-songwriter-dead-obituary-1082610/

CharlieFloyd

Ken Hensley, singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter for Uriah Heep, passed away on November 4, 2020. Hensley was a member of the British hard rockers from 1970-1980 and continued to reunite with the band in the subsequent years for anniversaries and one-off shows. His years with the band were considered the heyday of the group and along with Mick Box, David Byron, Gary Thain and Lee Kerslake comprised what most fans considered the classic lineup. He wrote or co-wrote a big portion of Uriah Heep’s catalogue in the decade during which he was a member. He had writing or co-writing credits on the hits “Lady In Black” and “Look At Yourself” (on both of which he sang the lead vocal), as well as “Easy Livin’”, “Stealin’”, “Salisbury”, “July Morning”, “The Wizard” and many others.

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