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THE LEAD SINGER FOR THE NEWBEATS

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The Newbeats: Brothers Dean and Marc Mathis and Larry Henley
(center).

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Lawrence Joel "Larry" Henley was born in Arp, TX.
(June 30, 1937 – December 18, 2014)

Larry Henley was the lead singer of the pop group The
Newbeats, formed in the 1964, singing in a distinctive
falsetto. The group had two hits that charted in the top
20 of Billboard magazine, with one of them, "Bread and
Butter
", reaching No. 2 on the chart and selling over a
million copies. They toured Australia and New Zealand
with Roy Orbison, Ray Columbus and the Invaders and
the
Rolling Stones on the "Big Beat ’65" tour. The group’s
last single was released in 1974. Henley had a solo album,
Piece a Cake, released in 1975.

Henley died of Lewy Body Dementia in Nashville, Tenn.
at age 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and
Alzheimer’s diseases.

1965

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CARLY SIMON IS 72 TODAY

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Carly Elisabeth Simon was born in The Bronx, New York City New York.

Singer, songwriter, and musician Carly Simon released the hit song
"You’re So Vain," which was listed at #72 on the Billboard’s Hot 100’s
list of the top 100 songs from the chart’s first fifty years, from 1958
through 2008. She also recorded "Nobody Does It Better," and "Let
the River Run," among others. She and her sister were briefly
part of the duo the Simon Sisters.

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EDDIE VAN HALEN IS 62 TODAY

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Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen was born in the Netherlands.

Musician, songwriter, and producer Eddie Van Halen the co-founded the rock
band Van Halen. He was joined in the band by Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van
Halen
, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. He used to travel from Pasadena
to San Pedro to learn classical piano from an elderly gentleman at the request
of his mother.  Eddie Van Halen is ranked #8 on Rolling Stone’s list of Top
100 Guitarists.

 

 

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LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER HAS DIED AT 82

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Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21 – November 10, 2016)

DEVELOPING: (FoxNews) – Influential singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen best
known for his song “hallelujah” has died according to a statement posted on
his Facebook page today.

The statement read, “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,
songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” “We have lost one
of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”

According to the statement a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later
date.

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