To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.
To mark the death of US Rock And Roll singer, Little Richard on May 9th, 2020, here is his hit “Tutti Frutti” from 1955. It reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 29, on the chart, in the UK. It has charted multiple times since then, of course.
To mark the death of reggae and ska pioneer Millie Small, on May 5th, 2020, here is her only big hit “My Boy Lollipop” from 1964. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, also number 2, in the UK, that year. I remember we had this record, at home, growing up, in the …
This song, by the Stranglers, is to commemorate the untimely death of Dave Greenfield, on May 3rd, 2020. Dave was the keyboard player from British Punk Rock band, The Stranglers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenfield This was one of the earlier hits for the Stranglers “No More Heroes”. It never charted on the Billboard Hot 100, but did reach …
To mark the death, this week, of Music legend, Bill Withers, here is one of his biggest hits, Lean On Me. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 18, in the UK, in 1972.
To mark the death, this week, of Country Music legend, Kenny Rogers, here is one of his biggest hits, The Gambler. It reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1978.
Today, we lost a rock legend, Eddie Money. Here is one of his many hits, “Shakin’.”
Today June 25th, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of the untimely death of one of the best selling music artists of all time. Here is Bad, his second hit single, from his “Bad” album from 1987.
3 years ago, today, the World lost a unique talent. Prince, died, at his home, of an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Fentanyl, on April 21st, 2016. Here is one of his biggest hits, from 1984, “When Doves Cry”.
Today, April 5th, 2019, marks the 25th Anniversary, of the untimely death of Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Grunge Rock band, Nirvana. Here we have the biggest hit by Nirvana, released in 1991, the lead single from the album Nevermind, and a huge hit around the World, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. It reached number …