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LONG-OVERDUE RECORD ALBUM RETURNED

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — After nearly five decades of
blowin’ in the wind, a double
Bob Dylan album finally has a
direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the
vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to
be returned.

Howard Simon recently sent the album along with a letter to
Heights Libraries apologizing for his tardiness, according to a
news release from the library system outside Cleveland.

Simon checked out Dylan’s "Self Portrait" album in 1973 as an
eighth-grader at a University Heights middle school. Simon,
now 73, says he found it between two other Dylan albums in
his personal vinyl collection.

"The funny thing about this is that we don’t charge overdue
fines anymore–as long as we get the item back, we see no
need to penalize people," branch manager Sara Phillips was
quoted as saying. "We’re grateful that Mr. Simon returned the
record. I’d said we can now call it even."

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Bob Dylan in 1973

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Bob turned 80 on May 24th.

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AWARD-WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 78

100 Greatest CCM Albums of the '70s: #96 HOME WHERE I BELONG by B.J. Thomas (1977)

Hooked On a Feeling' Singer B.J. Thomas Dead at 78
Billy Joe Thomas (August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021)

 

(AP) – B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed
success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits
as “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On
My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling,” has died.

Thomas, who announced in March that he had been
diagnosed with lung cancer, died from complications
of the disease Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas.

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THE HEART & SOUL OF “ALL IN THE FAMILY”

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Jean Stapleton  (Jeanne Murray)
(January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013)

 

 

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FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

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Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MEMBER DIES

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Morris Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)

 

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis
Presley hits like A Little Less Conversation and “In the Ghetto”
has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook
that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery
and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer,
singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

 

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