Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More final words

I've had no computer for a few days, hence no blog entries. But as ever there have been some music deaths to report.

David Peaston, who was the brother of Fontella Bass, has died aged just 54, a victim of diabetes. I remember seeing both Fontella and David at the Barbican in 1998 in a show featuring mostly gospel, but he also had a couple of soul hits in the late eighties and early nineties, namely Two Wrongs (Don't Make a Right) and Can I.

Another death is that of King Stitt, an early ska DJ and rap reggae performer who made his biggest mark with Clancy Eccles and the Dynamites on the Clandisc label with deejay tracks including Herbsman Shuffle and Fire Corner. He was known as The Ugly One because of a facial malformation.

Also dead is Don Cornelius, who was a big name in the US as presenter of the Soul Train TV show for many years.


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