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  1. fogiv

    lots of other lesser known greats lost in the last year or so:

    Mae Wheeler (aka Lady Jazz) – Died 6-15-2011 in Maryland Heights – Complications from colon cancer and leukemia ( Jazz – Cabaret ) Born 5-15-1934 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Singer.

    Clarence Clemons (Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr.) – Died 6-18-2011 in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. – Complications of a stroke ( Rock – R&B ) Born 1-11-1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. – Played saxophone and sang – Led Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers – Was a member of The Vibratones and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (“Blinded By The Light” and “Born To Run”) – Worked with Jackson Browne (“You’re A Friend of Mine”), Nils Lofgren, The Four Tops, Todd Rundgren, Aretha Franklin (“Freeway Of Love”), Joan Armatrading, The Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Ian Hunter, Twisted Sister (“Be Chrool To Your Scuel”), Alvin Lee, Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, Gary U.S. Bonds, Janis Ian, Norman Seldin & The Joyful Noyze and Lady Gaga.

    Benny Spellman (Benjamin J.  Spellman) – Died 6-3-2011 – Respiratory failure ( R&B ) Born 12-11-1931 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. – Singer – (He did, “Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)” and “Fortune Teller”) – Worked with Allen Toussaint, Earl King (“Trick Bag”), Huey Piano Smith, Ernie K-Doe (“Mother-in-Law”), Wilson Pickett, The Neville Brothers and The O’Jays – Father of singer, Judy Spellman – Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

    Rudy Williams (Rudolph Williams) – The Mayor of Beale Street – Found dead 5-31-2011, he had been missing for a week ( Jazz ) He was 70 years old – Trumpeter.

    Gil Scott-Heron (Gilbert Scott-Heron) – Died 5-27-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. – Illness ( Jazz – Funk ) Born 4-1-1949 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. – Singer, keyboardist, guitarist, poet and author – (He did, “Johannesberg” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”) – Was a member of Black & Blues – Worked witn Brian Jackson, Blackalicious and Ron Holloway.

  2. fogiv

    Louis Wolcott, of course, is now Louis Farrakhan.

    Starting at the age of six, Wolcott received rigorous training in the violin. He received his first violin at the age of six, and by time he was 13 years old, he had played with the Boston College Orchestra, and the Boston Civic Symphony. A year later, he went on to win national competitions. In 1946, he was one of the first black performers to appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour, where he also won an award.

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