Texas singer-songwriter Calvin Russell, an ex-convict and one-time protege of Townes Van Zandt who became a country music star in Europe, died of cancer April 3 in Garfield, Texas. He was 62.
Composer, songwriter and noted Los Angeles movie/TV memorabilia store owner Eddie Brandt died Feb. 20 in North Hollywood of colon cancer. He was 88.
Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who scored top 10 U.S. hits with Stealers Wheel and as a solo performer, died Jan. 4 in Dorset, England. He was 63.
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George David Weiss, who authored such signature pop songs as Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," died Aug. 23 of natural causes in Oldwick…
Bobby Hebb, whose 1966 hit "Sunny" was a magnum opus of the era's sunshine pop, died in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 3 of cancer. He was 72.
Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, mother of vocalists Rufus and Martha Wainwright, died Monday in Montreal. She was 63.