Obituaries

Farewell to these artists and industry innovators

Bruce Rowland – 1939-2015

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Bruce Rowland, who passed away last week, was one of the last great early seventies session men, the propulsion behind a stream of classic hits – and classic festivals, too; as a member of Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, that’s him …

Twinkle – Goodnight

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She only had a couple of hits, but one of them remains among the most affecting of all the so-called “death songs” that clung to the charts in the early 1960.  Lynn “Twinkle” Ripley was just sixteen when “Terry” brought …

Tracy Partridge – she made us happy

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Suzanne Crough, who died on April 27 aged 52, was the little sister that America didn’t know it needed – but which it was certainly happy it had. While her four televisual siblings… Keith and Laurie, Danny and the Christophers… could …