Category Archives: R&B

Son of St. Louis, R&B singer David Peaston went national after winning ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

ST. LOUIS – David Peaston, 54, an R&B and gospel singer who scored national fame after winning on “Showtime at the Apollo” during the late ’80s, died Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2012) from complications of diabetes at his home in St.

Son of St. Louis, R&B singer David Peaston went national after winning ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

ST. LOUIS – David Peaston, 54, an R&B and gospel singer who scored national fame after winning on “Showtime at the Apollo” during the late ’80s, died Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2012) from complications of diabetes at his home in St.

/ R&B, Soul

Police say death of ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius, 75, appears to be suicide

LOS ANGELES – Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police

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Police say death of ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius, 75, appears to be suicide

LOS ANGELES – Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

Minneapolis/St. Paul remembers bass player Paul Manske, 57, of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls

(From The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Jan. 31, 2012.) ST. PAUL, Minn. – With his bass, Paul Manske could make the music swing, whether he was playing with rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson or with one of his own groups like the

Minneapolis/St. Paul remembers bass player Paul Manske, 57, of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls

(From The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Jan. 31, 2012.) ST. PAUL, Minn. – With his bass, Paul Manske could make the music swing, whether he was playing with rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson or with one of his own groups like the

/ Jazz, R&B

Grammy-winning arranger Clare Fischer, 83, worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Paul McCartney, others

BURBANK, Calif. – Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and

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Grammy-winning arranger Clare Fischer, 83, worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Paul McCartney, others

BURBANK, Calif. – Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,