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SOUL GROUP MEMBER IS DEAD AT 87

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Samuel Gooden (September 2, 1934 – August 4, 2022)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Gooden, one of the original members
of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died.

His daughter, Gina Griffin, said Gooden died Thursday, a month shy
of his 88th birthday, in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, surrounded by his family.

The Impressions formed in the 1950s after Gooden and brothers
Richard and Arthur Brooks met Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler
in Chicago.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tony Bennett Rare Photos: See How He Got His Start | Time

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
96 today.

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ROCK BAND FRONT MAN BORN ON THIS DAY

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The musician, actor, film producer and Rolling Stones front man
Mick Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent, England on July 26, 1943.

Raised in a middle-class English family, Michael Philip Jagger
attended the London School of Economics but left without
graduating in order to pursue a career in music. In the early
1960s, Jagger, along with Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Ian
Stewart, founded the Rolling Stones, which would become one
of the world’s most popular and enduring rock and roll bands.
The group’s many hit songs include “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER IS DEAD

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William Hart, better known to his loyal fans as "Poogie",  the
lead singer and co-founder of the Philly soul group The Delfonics,
has died. He was 77.

According to multiple reports, Hart died Thursday at a hospital
in Philadelphia following complications from surgery.

Hart was initially taken to hospital after experiencing difficulties
with his breathing.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)


Rogers was a co-founder of the
Sons of the
Pioneers
who went on to became one of the
most popular Western stars of his era. Known
as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in
over 100 films and numerous radio and television
episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.

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Roy Rogers on his palomino horse Trigger.

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