Thursday, August 05, 2010

More music deaths

Time to catch up on some of the artists who have passed away over the last month or so.
First, Bobby Hebb, who had a smash hit with his self-penned Sunny in 1966, has died in Nashville aged 72. Released on the Philips label in the UK, he followed it up with A Satisfied Mind and a series of country/soul singles, none of which were as big as his first hit, which has become a standard.
Also no more is Al Goodman, a member of The Moments, whose hits included Love On a One Way Street, and who later became Ray, Goodman and Brown. He was just 63.
A word too in memory of Louisiana bluesman Philip Walker (pictured), who has died aged 72. He worked with Lonesome Sundown, Rosco Gordon, Lonnie Brooks and Clifton Chenier, among others, and was second cousin to Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown.
And finally Hank Cochran , who died aged 75 in Hendersonville, Tennessees. A gifted songwriter, he wrote many country hits including I Fall to Pieces, Make The World Go Away and A Little Bitty Tear. He was also half of the Cochran Brothers with Eddie Cochran, who he was not related to.


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