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SINGER/SONGWRITER DIED AT 82


Bonny "Mack" Rice (November 10, 1933 – June 27, 2016)


Sometimes credited as Sir Mack Rice, the songwriter and singer died at
his Detroit home on June 27 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
His best-known composition, and biggest hit as a solo performer, was
"Mustang Sally." He also wrote "Respect Yourself" with Luther Ingram.

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SINGER RANDY NEWMAN IS 72 TODAY


Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman was born in Los Angeles, California.

Singer/songwriter, composer, and arranger Randy Newman composed the 
music for Toy Story in 1995. He has won two Academy Awards, and has
been nominated for twenty. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend.

His early songs were recorded by Gene Pitney, Jerry Butler, Petula Clark,
Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, the O’Jays and The Fleetwoods,
among others. Newman has credited The Fleetwoods with giving him his
first national break when the trio recorded his song, "They Tell Me It’s
Summer", as the B-side of one of their eleven hit singles.

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WONDER – WRIGHT WEDDING ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Stevie Wonder ( born Stevland Hardaway Judkins) and Syretta Wright

At the age of 20, singer Stevie Wonder married 24 year old Syreeta Wright, a
songwriter and former Motown secretary. The couple worked together on the 
his album, Where I’m Coming From; with Wonder writing the music, and Wright
helping with the lyrics. The two divorced two years later.

Wright died on July 6, 2004 of congestive heart failure, a result of chemotherapy
and radiation treatments she was receiving for breast and bone cancers. She
was 57 years old.

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SONGWRITER HAS DIED AT 82

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Bob Crewe (born Stanley Robert Crewe in Newark, New Jersey)

                  (November 12, 1931 – September 11, 2014)

Songwriter, dancer, singer,manager, and record producer, Bob
Crewe passed away today in a nursing home in Maine. He was
known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of
Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons and equally known for his
hit recordings with The Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the
Detroit Wheels
, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael
Jackson
,Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, and his own The Bob
Crewe Generation.


1963

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SONGWRITER HAS DIED AT 75

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     Gerald "Gerry" Goffin (February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014)

NEW YORK  (AP) –  Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist
who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits
as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural
Woman," "Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday
at his home in Los Angeles.

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Carole King with Gerry Goffin

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