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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER HAS DIED

The Drifters singer and rock and roll hall of famer Charlie Thomas dies ...
Charles Nowlin Thomas (April 7, 1937 – January 31, 2023)

(FOXNEWS) – Musician Charlie Thomas has died at the age
of 85 after battling liver cancer.

Thomas was a singer best known for his work with The
Drifters
. He was performing with The Five Crowns at the
Apollo Theater in 1958 when George Treadwell fired his
group, called
The Drifters. Treadwell recruited the Five
Crowns to become the new Drifters.


The new Drifters’ first release was the 1959 hit "There Goes
My Baby
".

Lemongello Jr., also a musician, noted the funeral will be
held Feb. 16 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in
Landover, Maryland.

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MEMBER OF THE MODERNAIRES HAS DIED

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Alan Robert Copeland (October 6, 1926 – December 28, 2022)

(Hollywood Reporter) – Alan Copeland, the songwriter, Grammy-
winning arranger and ultra-smooth vocalist known for his many
years with The Modernaires and performances on Your Hit Parade
and The Red Skelton Hour, died December 28 in an assisted living
facility in Sonora, California. He was 96.

As recently as this fall, Copeland was still singing and playing
keyboards in a quartet called
Now You Hazz Jazz.

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BAND MEMBER KILLED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group
that transformed popular music in
the 1960s, was shot and
killed by an obsessed fan in
New York City
.   

The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan
apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him
four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon,
bleeding profusely, died on the way to the  hospital.

Chapman had received an autograph from Lennon earlier in
the day and voluntarily remained at the scene of the shooting
until he was arrested by police.

For a week, hundreds of bereaved fans kept a vigil outside the
Dakota–Lennon’s apartment building–and demonstrations of
mourning were held around the world.      

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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AWARD WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 79

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Christine Anne McVie (12 July 1943 – 30 November 2022)

Christine McVie, the English musician whose smoky vocals
and romantic lyrics helped catapult the rock group Fleetwood
Mac to international success, died Wednesday after a brief
illness .

In 1998, McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame
as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and received the Brit
Award
for Outstanding Contribution to Music. She was also
the recipient of two
Grammy Awards
.

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