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February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:55 pm
by Trainman2223
Temptations Former Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead at 74

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news ... 74-w516296

Dennis Edwards, a former lead singer of Motown pioneers the Temptations, sang on a string of the group's hits including "I Can't Get Next to You," "Ball of Confusion" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." He joined in an initial tenure that stretched to 1977, has died. His family confirmed the news to CBS News. He was 74.

Edwards, who was living in Missouri, died at a hospital in Chicago on Thursday night of complications from meningitis, his wife, Brenda, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was diagnosed with the disease in May 2017. His 75th birthday would have been on Saturday. Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Temptations in 1989. In 2013, Edwards also received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, given to the Temptations.

Edwards, who was born February 3rd, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama and was singing in the Contours prior to the Temptations, joined the soul hit makers when the group fired David Ruffin. He brought a fresh vivacity to the group's sound, a bit of grit to replace Ruffin's smooth falsetto. The group adopted a little more of a bluesy, soul-rock sound and began writing lyrics that spoke more to the social issues of the time, and it scored an immediate hit with the Sly Stone-like "Cloud Nine." Edwards' lineup of the Temptations then enjoyed a tenure in the upper echelons of the R&B and pop charts for the next few ears, scoring crossover hits with "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Don't Let the Jonses Get You Down," "Psychedelic Shack and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)."

Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:09 pm
by J T
One of the best!


Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 pm
by hoborich
Another sad day.

Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:50 pm
by Jochs
R.I.P. John Mahoney (77,) the dad on "Frasier."
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 77-1081939

Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:14 pm
by Trainman2223
R.I.P. Mickey Jones dies at 76

http://ew.com/tv/2018/02/07/mickey-jone ... ctor-dies/

Mickey Jones, the character actor best known for his recurring roles in Justified and Home Improvement, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76, a representative for the actor has confirmed.

Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 pm
by Jochs
Trainman2223 wrote:R.I.P. Mickey Jones dies at 76

http://ew.com/tv/2018/02/07/mickey-jone ... ctor-dies/

Mickey Jones, the character actor best known for his recurring roles in Justified and Home Improvement, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76, a representative for the actor has confirmed.
He was also the crooked mechanic/sheriff in National Lampoon's Vacation.
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Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:29 pm
by Trainman2223
Daryle Singletary, Nineties Honky-Tonk Singer, Dead at 46


https://www.rollingstone.com/country/ne ... 46-w516597

"Singer-songwriter Daryle Singletary, whose stone-country vocals paired with unapologetically traditional tunes earned him a string of hits in the mid-Nineties, including "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," died Monday morning at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, east of Nashville. An official cause of death has yet to be determined. Singletary was 46."

Re: February 2018 Obituaries.

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:33 am
by C&O6084
Billy Graham, Evangelist, died Feb 21.