JAZZ GREAT GEORGE SHEARING DIED TODAY

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George Shearing was a jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group which recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles had 
multiple albums on the Billboard charts from the 1950s to the 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City at the age of 91. 

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George Shearing seen here recently with his wife Ellie

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TEX RITTER DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1974

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      Tex Ritter was the first artist signed with the Newly-formed
      Capitol Records as well as it’s first Western singer. His first
      recording session was on June 11, 1942.
  

        
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